Reviews

Running on Manpower

28 Aug, 2016 | Brian Weisbecker

Photo: Brian WeisbeckerMaintaining the Micros of La Paz Requires Massive IngenuityOn the streets of La Paz, vehicles large and small breeze about. Speedy taxis pass cars whenever possible, honking at...

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND

21 Aug, 2016 | Laetitia Nappert-Rosales

Photo: Valeria WildeThe sitting room, with family portraits,glass cabinet of antiquedishes and old round tablewith crocheted tablecloth, feltdemure and quiet at first. Suddenly itwakes up with the fir...

Light at the End of the Tunnel

22 Jun, 2016 | Sareena Kamath

Photos: William WroblewskiAlong the desolate outskirts of the west Andean town of Uyuni lies a dumping ground for abandoned locomotives, some dating back to the 19th century. Walking beside the long-f...

Boozing in Bolivia

15 May, 2016 | Anna Grace

Sampling Some of the Best Alcohol Bolivia Has to OfferPhoto: Anna GraceSouth America does alcohol well. Think Chilean Merlot or Argentinean Malbec and you are bound to find your mouth watering and you...

Romance, Old and New

25 Feb, 2016 | Rodrigo Barrenechea

“I don’t believe in magic “The young boy said.The old man smiled. “You will, when you see her”-AtticusPhoto: Kit FretzOne time the old man said:“The truth is I don’t understand you young people and th...

Bandidos Yanquis

25 Feb, 2016 | Oliwia Rogala

What really happened to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in the last moments of their lives?One of the biggest movie hits in 1969 was Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid starring Paul Newman and Robe...

The Ruins of Tiwanaku

25 Feb, 2016 | Hugh Ollard

The state of an ancient capitalTiwanaku is the birthplace of a dominant civilisation. It contains examples of agricultural technology and stonework that modern experts still struggle to understand. Ho...

Paranormal Activities

25 Feb, 2016 | Hugh Ollard

The Missing Ghosts of Estadio Hernando Siles"We emerge out onto the pitch and Topacio immediately hears footsteps."              &...

La Hora Boliviana

13 Jan, 2016 | J.Q. Cooley

A Meditation on Timeliness in BoliviaI come from a place of harsh deadlines and harsher sentiments on tardiness. School, the workplace, the dating scene: in many North American circles, tardiness is f...

Drinking with Gusto(u)

26 Aug, 2015 | Amalie Holmgaard Mersh

A Nordic Aerie Serving Contemporary Andean SpiritsHis sideburns are almost long enough to dip into the Bolivian beer every time his lips touch the edge of the glass. A light tip of the glass calmly fl...

THE BAKERY IN A WOMEN´S PRISON

24 Mar, 2015 | Matilda Curtis

Economic self-sufficiency while incarcerated—con sabor It’s not easy to make a salteña.  The filling must be prepared the night before and refrigerated overnight. Construction is a delicate tas...

Coca: It’s Not Just Cocaine

24 Mar, 2015 | Oliver Neal

A licit market is slowly expanding for the Andes’ most iconic—and demonized—plant. The first clear liquor scorches the back of one’s throat but nicely warms the stomach. It’s known as Spirit of Coca...

THE TALE OF THE MISFORTUNATE FOX AND THE MOUNTAIN

24 Feb, 2015 | Sophia Vahdati

Be true of heart, persevere, and all your dreams shall come true.Damsels in distress will eventually be saved by rich, attractive gentlemen.Mother-in-laws are evil by their very nature. PHOTO: MI...

RECONSTRUCTING MY PAST

24 Feb, 2015 | Christof Bex

A quest to find my Bolivian birth mother PHOTO: NICK SOMERS Every day I spend wandering through the streets of La Paz, I see scenes that are foreign to the world I grew up in. Cholitas pass b...

SAXOMAN Y LOS CASANOVAS

24 Dec, 2014 | Carlos Sanchez Navas

‘You know that Américo came? He's friends with Superman, Wonder Woman, the Fantastic Four and Iron Man . . . . Saxoman and the Casanovas, that’s my boy, brother.’ Forty-three-year old Américo Esteve...