Social issues

Forest Fires in Chiquitanía and the Aftermath

29 Oct, 2019 | Silvia Saccardi

Wildlife Sanctuary Ambue Ari up in flames. Ph: Raquel Izquierdo Jacoste Images: Courtesy of Inti Wara Yassi A look into the consequences of extreme forest fires caused by chaqueosBolivia has this year...

Saving Bolivia’s Big Cat

29 Oct, 2019 | Amelia Swaby

Photos: Amelia Swaby Wildlife trafficking threatens the iconic jaguar International illegal wildlife trafficking now threatens the extinction of many species native to Bolivia. Birds are the...

Fighting for Our Future

29 Oct, 2019 | Nina Py Brozovich

“An Environmental Crisis is a Government Policy, Chiquitanía in Flames is a National Desaster” Photos: Lauren Minion and Silvia Saccardi Students take to the streets to demand climate justice Fridays...

Less plastic, please!

29 Oct, 2019 | Renata Lazcano Silva

Photo: Renata Lazcano Silva Aiming to reduce single-use plastics The plastic bag is ubiquitous in Bolivia and around the world. On average, a plastic bag is used once for no more than 15 min...

Watching the World Breathe

29 Oct, 2019 | George Fearnley and Anneli Aliaga

Photos: Manuel Roca Climate Change from Chacaltaya Dr. Marcos Andrade recalls a satirical television show he once watched whereby viewers were humorously reassured, ‘Don’t worry about t...

Transit Clashes

25 Sep, 2019 | Caroline Risacher

Photos: Amelia Swaby and Lola Newell La Paz’s venerable ground-transport system modernises, but at a cost Back in August, the inauguration of a new PumaKatari bus line connecting the souther...

Los Lustrabotas

25 Sep, 2019 | Amelia Swaby

Photos: Amelia Swaby The men behind the masks Los lustrabotas, or lustras, are a familiar sight around La Paz, offering all passers-by a shoeshine and polish, trainers and sandals included....

La Casa de Les Ningunes

25 Sep, 2019 | Adriana L. Murillo A.

Illustrations: Alejandro Archondo Vidaurre Experiencing an alternative, communal way of life The  recent ecological crisis brings feelings of anguish and uncertainty, leaving us to wond...

Forging a New Home

25 Sep, 2019 | Joshua Neaman

Images: Courtesy of Antonio Jadue The Palestinian diaspora in Bolivia In 2018, to no small fanfare, the Bolivian government announced the official opening of the Palestinian Embassy in La Pa...

Chualluma

31 Dec, 1969 | Jack Curson

Photos: Jack Curson Urban art illuminates La Paz neighbourhood When travelling on the red teleférico line towards El Alto, you cannot help but recognise the brightly coloured homes that make up the ne...

Flight of the Bumblebees

30 Jul, 2019 | Christopher Niklas Peterstam

Photos: Christopher Niklas Peterstam With a worldwide decline in the bee population, Yungas beekeepers protect their hivesOutside Coroico, a small town in the centre of the sparsely populate...

The First International Qhapaq Ñan Walk

30 Jul, 2019 | Christopher Niklas Peterstam

Photos: Christopher Niklas Peterstam Walking the ancient Incan road system In view of the scenic Lake Titicaca a huge ceremony had assembled. Thousands of people dressed in their indigenous...

Visiting the General Cemetery of La Paz

24 Jun, 2019 | Talulla Cragg

Photo Essay by Talulla Cragg This colourful place of devotion and respect provides insight into the celebration of life and death in La Paz The General Cemetery of La Paz was made public in...

Soul Searching in La Paz

24 Jun, 2019 | Talulla Cragg

Illustration: Hugo L. Cuellar Investigating the concept of the ajayu in the Andean worldAccording to Aymara belief, everything in nature, from the towering mountains to the people below, has an a...

A Look Inside the Workshop

23 May, 2019 | Pablo Arteaga

Photo Story by Pablo Arteaga These four very different families are dedicated to the production of alpaca and llama knitted baby and children's clothing for the Bolivian company Nanay. They are p...