Reviews

Yola Mamani

29 Oct, 2018 | Marie de Lantivy

Photo: Iván Rodriguez PetkovicBreaking a common stereotype on the local radioYola Mamani was born and raised in a community called Santa María Grande, situated in the Omasuyos Province of the Departme...

The Andes’ Own Hard Rock Cafe

24 Sep, 2018 | Josephine Zavaglia

Photo: Iván Rodriguez PetkovicLa Paz is home to the brand’s highest franchise so far‘The museum for people who don’t like museums’ is how general manager Rafael Pérez describes the global Hard Rock Ca...

The Sky Says It All

24 Sep, 2018 | Josephine Zavaglia

Photo: Iván Rodriguez PetkovicLa Paz has a new name and it's hopeful for continued fameLa Paz has been branded and given an iconic title to broadcast its delights to the world. The result: ‘The City o...

El RIO

27 Aug, 2018 | Millo Clenshaw

Photo: Iván RodriguezA film on toxic masculinity in Bolivia’s farmlandsSet in the Beni, in the Northeastern lowlands of Bolivia, Juan Pablo Richter’s feature film, El Río, tackles rocky family relatio...

The Sound of the Jungle

27 Aug, 2018 | Robyn Kate Pollard

Photo: Adriana L. MurilloHow saya afroboliviana preserves the traditions and culture of Africa in Las Yungas Hidden away in the tropical paradise of Coroico, in the Yungas region of Bolivia, is the Af...

Into the Jungle

27 Aug, 2018 | Rafaela Alford

Photo: Wikimedia.orgGap year gone wrongMadidi National Park is one of the most biodiverse parks on the planet, hosting, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, 8,000 plant species, 1,000 bird...

The Lost Cities of Amazonia

27 Aug, 2018 | Robyn Kate Pollard

Photos: Carla James BetancourtNew technology proves that this region, once thought to be uninhabitable, was home to advanced civilisationsIt’s a well-worn tale: Lured by accounts of forgotten ancient...

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...