Social issues

Programa Inteligencia Emocional (PIE)

19 Jul, 2017 | Julie Gaynes

The Emotional Approach At the forefront of new education developments are both private and public organisations strategising for equality in schools and empowering children through interdisciplinary c...

Art and Identity

19 Jul, 2017 | Michael Protheroe

With a series of LGBT+-related events running over the last few weeks in La Paz, I discovered a ‘¿Literatura homosexual en Bolivia?’ panel, and, not knowing much about Bolivian literature, I was intri...

Decolonising Language Education

19 Jul, 2017 | Michael Protheroe

Illustration: Hugo L. CuéllarThe challenges of reform in a diverse BoliviaBolivia, or the Plurinational State of Bolivia, has 37 official languages. Roughly 70% of the population identifies as indigen...

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...

Tinder in Bolivia

25 Jun, 2017 | Yolande Rowson and Alex Walker

A swipe to the right, a super-like, a winking emoji: these are the sonnets and perfumed love letters of a techno-literate generation. There is no environment with a higher pressure to perform, where s...

Malabarista fashion

25 Jun, 2017 | Caroline Risacher

Photos: Nick somers and Fabian ZapataOr, how to dress like a hippieThe 2017 guidebook on how to be a hippie is very clear:Be from Argentina, Chile, or ColombiaCongregate in specific places in South Am...

Blue Moon

23 May, 2017 | Aida Muratoglu

Photo: Aida MuratogluLuna Charlotte finds a love of her ownLuna Sharlotte Humerez exudes confidence, love, acceptance. She has mastered the art of conversation. She speaks openly and honestly, urging...

(Mis)Reading between the lines

23 May, 2017 | Cassandra Spry

Illustration: Hugo L. Cuéllar A gringo’s attempt at watching a play in SpanishI’m as gringo as they come. The only Spanish I knew before coming to Bolivia was ‘hola’. I even bought a jumper with alpac...

Not Another Corny Story

23 May, 2017 | Yolande Rowson

Photo: Nick SomersThe mythical origins of the Golden CropCorn is not something that I had particularly considered before coming to South America. It is just another component of the international die...

PROYECTO SINESTESIA

16 Apr, 2017 | Alex Walker

Photo: Nick SomersShining the spotlight on deaf children and Bolivia’s neglect of the disabled‘There is a mountain of work still for us to do,’ Valeria Salinas tells me. Her initiative, Proyecto Sines...

LA PAZ´S WASTEWATER CRISIS

15 Apr, 2017 | Caroline Risacher

Photo: Nick SomersThe Río Choqueyapu’s journey from mighty Amazon tributary to the sewers of La Paz.Toxic foamy water and muddy brown slush are rotting with a variety of discarded rubbish. The pungent...

EATS , DISPUTES & LEAVES

15 Apr, 2017 | Alex Walker

Photo: Nick Somers The challenges of implementing Bolivia’s new coca lawClimbing high into Villa Fátima, I reach ADEPCOCA headquarters, whose insides remind me somewhat of a labyrinth-tardis hybrid. W...

REHEARSING WITH THE KORY WARMIS

28 Mar, 2017 | Marianthi Baklava

Photos: Marianthi BaklavaWomen meet to create theatrical art – and to empower themselves‘Get ready, you’re going to be backed against that wall once everyone gets here,’ Erika Andia warns me. Upon arr...

A GIANT DESCENDS

28 Mar, 2017 | Sophie Hogan

Photos: Sophie HoganUber's Introduction to La Paz is turning. . . not that many headsIt would be rare for one to not have heard of it. Founded in March 2009, UberCab, as it was then known, quickly exp...