Social issues

Prescription for Laughter

29 Oct, 2018 | Marie de Lantivy

Photo: Marie de LantivyHappiness HealsOn Christmas Day 1998, the movie Patch Adams was released. Both the movie and the real Hunter ‘Patch’ Adams, an American physician, comedian, social activist...

Amigos de Potosí

29 Oct, 2018 | Honor Scott

Breaking the cycle of the Cerro RicoPotosí might lay claim to being one of the highest cities in the world, but it is still dwarfed by the conical height of Cerro Rico. For it is not just the skyline...

La Paz Recicla

29 Oct, 2018 | Honor Scott

Photo: Honor ScottBolivia Grapples With Its TrashAccording to Bolivian newspaper Pagina Siete, there are 5,400 tonnes of waste generated every day in Bolivia; of that only, 4% is recycled. 80% of the...

Bolivia’s Canine Citizens

24 Sep, 2018 | Ryan McMeekin

Images courtesy of Fernando KushnerBoth a bane and a boon, the country’s dog population is growing – and there are some people trying to help man’s best friend outOver the past decade, Bolivia’s stree...

Bolivian Tradition, Drug Crisis

29 Aug, 2018 | Leigh Anderson

Image: Alexandra MeleánThe Duality of the Andean Coca LeafA stealthy trip into the jungle. An underground deal. Secret messengers. The transformation of a harmless substance to a deadly one. Border cr...

Bolivia – A Modern-Day El Dorado

29 Aug, 2018 | Robyn Kate Pollard

Photo : Wikimedia.orgBut the country’s mineral riches come with a price – societal, environmental and economicGold prices have risen steadily since 2000, increasing nearly fourfold and changing t...

Proyecto Rositas

27 Aug, 2018 | Leigh Anderson

Balancing development with the environment and indigenous rights in BoliviaProyecto Rositas, the plan for a 600 megawatt hydroelectric plant in the Bolivian jungle, is stirring up controversy among a...

Shifting focus

27 Aug, 2018 | Rafaela Alford

Photo Courtesy of Carolina DelgadoAppreciating the possibilities of the Jungle with Carolina DelgadoCarolina Delgado is a Bolivian anthropologist who has explored the cultures of indigenous communitie...

Voices From a University Protest

23 Jul, 2018 | Rafaela Alford

Photos: Poppy KoronkaContradictory narratives between media, State and peopleThe sounds of shouts, horns and flares accompanying bustling crowds, road blocks and picket signs often greet daily commute...

Pure Pride

23 Jul, 2018 | Bridget Tahourdin

Photos: William WroblewskiLa Paz’s LGBT+ Community CelebratesLast month saw Pride marches across the globe celebrating the LGBT+ community. For some people, Pride is more than just that – it’s a celeb...

Beso de Chola

23 Jul, 2018 | Milo Clenshaw

Photos: Antonio Suárez and Alejandra SanchezThe art of empowerment: feminism, sexuality and the indigenous imageSince its conception in 2016, Beso de Chola, a performance piece and accompanying photo...

‘Luchas para la transición’

23 Jul, 2018 | Jack Francklin

Photo: Jack Francklin The fight between society and technologyLuchas para la transición, a book written by Jorge Viaña Uzedia last year, provides a fascinating insight into socialism in Bolivia. The b...

Growing Up In Prison

23 Jul, 2018 | Robyn Kate Pollard

Photo: Marion JoubertThe lives of children in Bolivian jailsRather than metal cell blocks meticulously controlled by guards armed with ammunition and authority, many Bolivian prisons could be describe...

Beyond the Numbers

23 Jul, 2018 | Leigh Anderson

Photo: Courtesy of Coordinadora de La MujerChallenges Bolivian women face in spite of equal representation in parliamentWith women holding 53.1% of the seats in parliament as of 2017, Bolivia ranks se...

Project Kallpa

21 Jun, 2018 | Marion Joubert

Photos: Marion JoubertThe road to strength is paved with artWho are these young girls, sitting quietly around a table and drawing animals that represent them? Who are these teenagers or mothers who es...