Reviews

Joaquín Sánchez

23 May, 2018 | Niahm Elain

Photo: Gabriel BarcelóThe artist bringing the country’s culture to the forefront of Bolivia’s art scene.Last month, the Mérida Romero gallery in La Paz’s Zona Sur neighbourhood was home to the work of...

¡Jallalla!

23 May, 2018 | Mathew Grace

Photos: Iván Rodriguez PetkovicAn artist’s new vision brings a novel spin to traditional Bolivian food and drink.Acclaimed Bolivian painter Roberto Mamani Mamani is known for his intensely colourful d...

From pharmacy to pharmaceutical manufacturer

26 Apr, 2018 | Rodrigo Barrenechea

Photo: Iván RodriguezLaboratorios Crespal S.A. A family business goes bigBack in the 1950s, La Paz was a small city where practically everyone knew each other. Nearly all the country's decisions...

Vagabond

26 Apr, 2018 | Rodrigo Barrenechea

Photo: Iván RodriguezHandcrafted Leather Goods and Travel AccessoriesIt is 25-year-old commercial engineer Bernardo Bonilla’s dream that his enterprise, aptly named Vagabond, translates the experience...

German Beer Lands in Bolivia

26 Apr, 2018 | Mathew Grace

Photo: Courtesy of ProstBrewmaster Guido Mühr’s motto: ‘Cerveza alemana hecha en Bolivia’Formerly dominated by domestic brew behemoths Paceña and Huari, Bolivia is experiencing a beer renaissance as o...

Bolivian Couture

26 Apr, 2018 | Mathew Grace

Photo: Iván RodriguezA young designer is finding success in the country, and on the Hollywood red carpetIn the Equipetrol district of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, nestled amongst apartment towers and chic...

Ejti Stih, Painting in Blood

26 Apr, 2018 | Mathew Grace

Photo: Iván RodriguezA tendentious exhibition from the cruceña artist looks at abortionThe red-tinged brick Santa Cruz Cathedral towers above the city’s central square, the Plaza Principal 24 de Septi...

Coffee in the Veins

26 Apr, 2018 | Sophia Vahdati

Photo: Iván RodriguezTalking coffee with Mauricio Diez de Medina, the owner of Roaster coffee shopOver the past decade, the Bolivian coffee industry has transformed thanks to a dedicated group of infl...

La Paz Welcomes the Masters of Wine

26 Apr, 2018 | Carlos Moreira Ascarrunz/Tourism Development Agency ‘La Paz Maravillosa’

Images: Tourism Development Agency ‘La Paz Maravillosa’Wine, food and tradition on high for the best sommeliers in the worldThere are only around 390 sommeliers in the world accredited by the prestigi...

Matilde Casazola

26 Apr, 2018 | Adriana Murillo

Photo: Adriana MurilloThe voice of Bolivia’s poetic songUpon opening the green gate of a house in the centre of Sucre, I was overcome by a sense of tranquillity when I saw the kind face of Matilde Cas...

The evolution of NamasTé

26 Apr, 2018 | Sophia Vahdati

Photo: Iván RodriguezHealthy living by day, electronic fiesta by nightPaul Jove’s soft, measured voice rises over trance-like music as he explains the origin of the psychedelic artwork adorning the ba...

The Universe of Plants

26 Apr, 2018 | Caroline Risacher

Photo: Iván RodriguezSebastian Quiroga’s gourmet meat-free missionOn the corner of Calles Potosí and Colón in the bustling, chaotic centre of La Paz, tucked between two chicken restaurants, almost out...

Daniella García Moreno’s Elemental School

26 Apr, 2018 | Caroline Risacher

Photo: Iván RodriguezThe young entrepreneur is providing science and technology education to Bolivia’s new generationHow can you make a car go from point A to point B using only the power of the wind?...

Grabbing Bolivian Cinema by the balls

26 Apr, 2018 | Chauncey Crail

Photo: Iván RodriguezDenisse Arancibia Flores, Director and Star of Las Malcogidas‘In Bolivia, there is no film industry,’ says Denisse Arancibia Flores, director of the 2016 Bolivian musical-comedy f...

21 Maneras de no Suicidarse

26 Mar, 2018 | Gabriel Deasy

Illustration: Maz Cul A review of a satirical take on suicideAbsurdist, perverse, comical, creative, insightful:  21 Maneras de no Suicidarse, or 21 Ways Not to Commit Suicide, is both an humorou...