Reviews

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...

Leonel Fransezze, Media Maestro

26 Mar, 2018 | Caroline Risacher

Photo: Iván RodriguezThe impresario wants Bolivia’s creative community to come into its ownIf you live in La Paz, chances are you’ve walked past a picture of Leonel Fransezze on a billboard advertisin...

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...