Social issues

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...

Bolivia builds the radio star

23 May, 2019 | Emily Kilner

Photos: Emily Kilner The thriving radio stations and their hosts in Bolivia’s indigenous communitiesA typical Monday morning at Radio Wilka Pacha:5am–6am: Local Aymara music, ‘definitely nothing...

Intercultural births in Bolivia

23 May, 2019 | Emily Kilner

Photos: Emily Kilner Culturally appropriate birthing rooms are helping to reduce Bolivia’s shockingly high maternal death rate Señora Ruth Quispe Choque was glowing as she described a beauti...

All eyes on October

24 Apr, 2019 | Alexis King

Photos: Michael Dunn Caceres  A look at the opposition in this year’s Bolivian general electionWith the general election due to take place in late October, this year could prove to be p...

Fundación Casari

24 Apr, 2019 | Alexis King

Photos: Alexis KingHelping families across CochabambaSat in Don Massimo’s office, the walls of which are adorned with photos and trophies from various football teams he’s helped, he tells a story of w...

The Heartbeat of the city

24 Apr, 2019 | Alexis King

Photo Essay by Alexis King  Concrete pitch in Alto Tacagua. Perched precariously on a hill well-above the city of La Paz, this pitch has breathtaking views. The chances of recovering a lost...

Indigenous Languages vs Extinction

27 Feb, 2019 | Alicja Hagopian

Photo: Elin DonnellyMural: Knorke LeafThe year 2019 was proclaimed the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL) by the United Nations in 2006. The aim of this year’s celebration, is to raise...

Korean Expats in Bolivia

27 Feb, 2019 | David O’Keeffe

Photo: Drew GrahamNavigating the challenges of adapting to a new cultureThe majority of Koreans who live overseas have settled in China, the United States and Japan. Lately, however, there has been a...

Interview with a Yatiri

27 Feb, 2019 | Mia Cooke-Joshi

Photo: Mia Cooke-JoshiThe work of heeding the call of PachamamaAt the edge of the market in El Alto, beyond the never-ending stalls that sell everything you could possibly imagine, is one of the...

Ladies of the Fight

27 Feb, 2019 | Ellie Gomes

Photo: Ellie GomesA Sunday afternoon in the wrestling ringAs we navigated the bustling Sunday market in El Alto around stalls selling everything from shoe laces to car parts, we were approached by two...

Who Are the Palliris?

20 Jan, 2019 | Sophie Blow

Photo: Ivan Rodriguez PetkovicShedding light on the work of women in the Bolivian mining industryA Bolivian mine can be a tough place to earn a living, especially for a woman. All miners suffer f...

Desmadre

20 Jan, 2019 | Sophie Blow

Photo: Ivan Rodriguez PetkovicDe-stressing with crash therapy in La PazYour heart beats faster and faster in your chest, your palms become clammy, your head starts to pound. Stress is an illness that...

Little Jungle in the Big City

20 Jan, 2019 | Autumn Spredemann

Photo: Autumn SpredemannSanta Cruz gives nature room to breathe in its botanical gardenMention that you’re travelling to Santa Cruz de la Sierra and most Bolivians – mainly people who live in the...