Reviews

The Post Office Crisis

21 Sep, 2017 | Fabián Zapata

Photos: Fabián ZapataAs electronic communications become the norm, an old institution gathers dustOne of the most important buildings in the city of La Paz is the central post office: a daunting 20-st...

Ferroviaria Andina S.A

21 Sep, 2017 | Rodrigo Barrenechea

Photo: Iván Rodríguez As South American railways fall into disuse and disrepair, Bolivia looks to expand its network.Back in 2011, I decided I wanted to know my country, Bolivia, better. I begun my jo...

My Lovely Woollen Jumper

21 Sep, 2017 | Robert Noyes

Photo: Nick Somers‘¿Listo, Roberto? Donde estás? ¿Roberto, listo?’It is a Thursday morning. March 2013. Eighteen years young, I still think that history is over. I am sitting on the floor of an empty...

Mauricio López

24 Aug, 2017 | Nick Ferris

Photo: Iván RodriguezThe young face of a new Bolivian cuisine From the most succulent pork terrine and delectably crispy lamb mains, to a starter of alligator escabeche or pudding of milk whey sorbet,...

The Dos and Don’ts of El Alto Market

23 Aug, 2017 | Rossie Collier

Photos: Esteban TerrazasHere at Bolivian Express we’re giving you a ‘Dos and Don’ts’ guide of the best second-hand clothes on offer at El Alto market. Forget the alpaca jumpers and ‘gringo’ trousers a...

Choreographing Identity

19 Jul, 2017 | Lily Turner

Photo: Lily TurnerThe role of traditional dance in Bolivian educationWhen visiting the Unidad Educativa Piloto Adhemar Gehain in La Paz, I stand on the sidelines watching a Physical Education class ta...

ZERA: Lessons of Light

19 Jul, 2017 | Julie Gaynes

Photo: Alvaro ManzanoZERA: Lessons of LightThe state of public education in Bolivia is slowly improving despite slippery oversight and limited funding. Even massive reform from money-lending instituti...

A World Without Evil

19 Jul, 2017 | Julie Gaynes

Jesus welcomes readers with open arms on the covers of books teaching Valores in Bolivia. But in practice he is just a familiar face, breathing a message of unity without diminishing other truths. Wit...

A Force for Good

25 Jun, 2017 | Sophie Hogan

Photo: Sophie HoganClaudia Cárdenas is touching lives with Fundación VIVAAfter being ushered up to the third floor of the VIVA headquarters in Calacoto, a well-off neighbourhood in La Paz, we see Clau...

Total Immersion

25 Jun, 2017 | Alex Walker

Photos: Nick Somers, William Wroblewski, Adriana Murillo The Bolivian Cult of K-Pop RevisitedBack in 2014, I wrote about and investigated the curiously popular Korean pop scene in Bolivia for BX4...

The Top 10 Bolivian Beers

23 May, 2017 | Alex Walker

Photo: Nick SomersOde to Pico de OroBolivia’s beer scene has never been quite so artsy nor quite so crafty. Microbreweries are springing up as often as posters calling for access to the sea, while the...

An Alcohol Independence for Bolivia

23 May, 2017 | Federico De Blasi

Photo: Federico De BlasiA Truly Bolivian Vodka Takes the StageIn 1825, Simón Bolívar and Antonio José de Sucre y Alcalá finally defeated the Royal Spanish Army, bringing independence to Bolivia and sa...

BERLUSCA

16 Apr, 2017 | Federico de Blasi

Photo:  Federico de Blasi An Italian corner in the centre of La PazHidden away in the confusing and chaotic streets between Calle Sagarnaga and Calle Santa Cruz, there is a chance to take a peace...

AEROPLANE HANGARS

28 Mar, 2017 | Marianthi Baklava

Photos: Nick SomersPiecing Together the Haphazard History of Bolivia’s Air ForceI’m speaking with Lt. Col. Heriberto Hermosa at the airfield of the Fuerza Aérea Boliviana, the Bolivian Air Force, just...

Dark Skull

17 Feb, 2017 | Louise Lacourarie

Photos: Nick SomersA cinematic view of what lies beneath the mining communities of the altiplanoHuanuni is a small town in the altiplano, an hour’s drive from Oruro through the sparse, high-altitude c...