Reviews

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...

A PEOPLE WITHOUT MEMORY IS A PEOPLE WITHOUT HISTORY

24 Dec, 2014 | Adriana Murillo

‘Bolivia has gone through incredible eras: the War of The Pacific, the Chaco War, and many other dramatic periods. Incredible photographs have been taken of all of these times,’ says Bolivian photogra...

YOUNG BUT ADULT

25 Nov, 2014 | Adriana Murillo Argandona

Between light and shadow... Illustration: Oscar Zalles Sarita lives in Santa Cruz with her boyfriend. She gets up every morning to begin work at 6 am at a supermarket and works until 2 in the a...

Rural Re-Visions

22 Oct, 2014 | Wilmer Machaca

To cast an eye upon the rural areas of Bolivia is to look back at the history of the country. You are looking at a Bolivia that, in its early years, depended on the peasant workforce, taking you back...

THE DEVELOPMENT AND FUTURE OF PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL IN BOLIVIA

25 Jun, 2014 | Tommy Walters, François Schollaert Paz

Today, South America produces some of the best football players in the world. Such is its footballing success that Joseph ‘Sepp’ Blatter, FIFA’s president, pointed to South America as the ‘Old Contine...

TAHUICHI: MUCH MORE THAN A FOOTBALL ACADEMY

25 Jun, 2014 | Ander Zarraga

‘Roly, with the Tahuchi Academy, has revolutionized the world of children’s football’, famed Brazilian football star Pelé said about the dream of engineer Rolando Aguilera Pareja, who wanted to pro...

LOS HELADEROS

29 Apr, 2014 | Ollie Vargas

The Precarious Prospects of La Paz’s Ageing Ice-Cream Men A ubiquitous sight across the plazas and pedestrian walkways of La Paz are the city’s army of ‘heladeros’ (ice-cream men). Mostly male an...

LOS COLORADOS DE BOLIVIA

27 Mar, 2014 | Neil Suchak

If you walk around Plaza Murillo in the centre of La Paz, you will probably be struck by two things: the number of pigeons that inhabit the plaza and the presence of army officers clad in scarlet unif...

PINK FLOYD SINFÓNICO

24 Sep, 2013 | Izzy Smith

I sit here writing this review with Dark Side of the Moon pounding through my headphones, inspired by the performance last night. Last night’s show can only be described as incredible; bursting wit...

Food Reviews

15 May, 2013 | Sophia Howe, Alan Pierce, Robert Noyes

Pronto Delicatessen by Alan Pierce Photo: Alan Pierce Initiation to Pronto Dalicatessen’s Italian fusion is like getting back together with an old flame. The culinary experience sparks an effortle...

Gustu: A New Flavour in Town

14 May, 2013 | Amaru Villanueva Rance

Photo: Nick Ballon Dinner is booked for two for Friday at 7 p.m. at the latest haute cuisine establishment in town. Come to think of it, it's not just the latest, but arguably the only restaurant...