Social issues

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...

Education on Wheels

17 Feb, 2017 | Louise Lacourarie

Photo: William WroblewskiBringing the blackboard to the streets of El Alto I arrive at the Casa Cultural in Ciudad Satélite, a suburb on the southern edge of El Alto. It’s a shabby building that house...

Quirquincho Conservation

17 Feb, 2017 | Louise Lacourarie

Burrowing Deep into the Protection of the Hairy Andean ArmadilloThey have pointy noses and hairy shells, and they live in sand-dune burrows in the harsh, high-altitude conditions of the altiplano. ‘Th...

Boat-Building in the Andes

17 Feb, 2017 | Julia McGee-Russell

Photo:  Julia McGee-RussellA Workshop with Lake Titicaca’s Master Reed-WeaverBringing with me the skills of finger-knitting, hair-braiding, and a solitary workshop in willow-weaving, it is clear...

From the Ashes

29 Dec, 2016 | Rodrigo Delgado Calderón

A Detention Centre for Adolescents Tries the Restorative-Justice RouteI am sitting in Café Urbano in Sopocachi listening to ‘El Fénix’, a song by paceño rapper-songwriter Fercho. The lyrics, set to hi...

Las Primas of Bolivia’s New School Tattoo

29 Dec, 2016 | Valeria Salinas Maceda

Photo: Jodido Diego (Juan Diego Alvarado)Let yourself be seduced by this sexy urban styleSince 2010, the tattoo scene in La Paz has experienced a revolution of sorts, as the Bolivian New School style...

All Dried Up

29 Dec, 2016 | Karina Guzman

Photo: William WroblewskiThe drought has brought out the ugly and the good in La Paz’s affected areas.Manuel Morales, a resident of the San Antonio neighborhood in eastern La Paz, has been collecting...

El Gato Negro

29 Dec, 2016 | Adriana Murillo

Image: Courtesy of Chicho SernaThe caretaker of civil societyHe is an ordinary guy who wears a hat and a black mask to express his critiques of the government and society. When he speaks, his words ar...

Ecology vs. Development

29 Dec, 2016 | Jet de Kort

Photo: Theresa EdwardsThe struggle over the dams in the Beni RiverOn a humid and sunny day I traveled back from Madidi National Park on a wooden boat to the town of Rurrenabaque. The muddy Beni River...

Languages in Contact

29 Dec, 2016 | Jet de Kort

Photo: Jet de KortCode-switching between Aymara and SpanishIn the blazing sun, about 150 inhabitants of Wichi Wichi, a village on the banks of Lake Titicaca, gather at the local plaza. Every Saturday...

People of the Teléferico

21 Nov, 2016 | Jet De Kort

Photos: Jet De KortCommuters Line Up to Go to the CityIt’s 6:30 am when the cabins start moving at the teleférico station in Ciudad Satélite, a neighborhood in El Alto. People line up in the dew, wait...

All Together for Bolivia

21 Nov, 2016 | Adriana Murillo

Photo: Courtesy of Revolución JigoteTackling the Challenges of Urban Life in La Paz and Santa CruzWe've all struggled in the chaos of the cities of Bolivia. We’ve seen garbage in the streets, old buse...

The Sound of the Fury

21 Nov, 2016 | Cecilia Saavedra

Photos: William WroblewskiBolivia’s Metal SceneAt a metal concert, it’s easy to find friends, beer, brutal music, and cool performances. Among the numerous tattoos peeking out from under even more num...

Commercial Sexual Exploitation

21 Nov, 2016 | Jet de Kort

Illustration: Hugo L. CuellarBattling Human Trafficking in Bolivia‘We invite you to a briefing about job opportunities in France’s most prestigious hotel chain: "Hôtel Fleur de l'Ixora". We are lookin...