Social issues

Rural Re-Visions

22 Oct, 2014 | Wilmer Machaca

To cast an eye upon the rural areas of Bolivia is to look back at the history of the country. You are looking at a Bolivia that, in its early years, depended on the peasant workforce, taking you back...

Energy and Natural Resources in Bolivia.

22 Oct, 2014 | Felipe Seoane

On hearing that this issue of the Bolivian Express focuses on “visions” of the future in Bolivia, many ideas passed through my mind – but it was natural resources that surfaced as the most defining fo...

Talking Trash

22 Oct, 2014 | Sophia Vahdati

As consumption increases with the growing population, will waste be lining the streets in 20 years time? Where will all the rubbish go? Trash, litter, rubbish, garbage, waste, refuse, junk, detritus...

Vehicles of change

22 Oct, 2014 | Stefano Hollis

Bolivian Express explores how La Paz's city government must adapt to cope with rocketing levels of car ownership Photo: Michael Dunn The streets of La Paz--especially during gridlocked...

The Rise of Bolivia’s Youth

22 Oct, 2014 | Stefano Hollis

As the country’s young population ages into the workforce, can the government provide employment and training? Strolling—or, rather, panting—up Avenida Montes from Plaza San Francisco towards the hi...

Guarani Crossroads

22 Oct, 2014 | Valeria Wilde

Photo : Valeria Wilde Elidet Ruth Mercado is a young woman with a lot to say. She loves to talk and explain her opinion, and from the look on her face and the tone of her voice you understand her...

Whiteout: The End of the Andean Glacier?

22 Oct, 2014 | Sara Shahriari

Glaciers aren't just important to penguins and polar bears. In fact, they contribute to the water you drink in parts of Bolivia today. Photo: Anders Backman, Redi Images Not far fr...

#VIRTUAL CAMPAIGNING

26 Sep, 2014 | Shirin Vetry

Campaigning in Bolivia has now entered a whole new dimension for political action and advertising The motacú plant fell on to the open field. Within moments, the men from the Miraflores community...

THE STREET ART OF LA PAZ

26 Sep, 2014 | Nikola Maksimovic

The Artistic Battleground for Political and Societal Expression Very few of La Paz’s walls, doors and highways have escaped the touch of the spray can and brush; graffiti tags, murals and poli...

ELECTION CATWALK

26 Sep, 2014 | Christy Callaway-Gale and Malhar Mahurkar

The red carpet is out, the spotlights are set and the playlist, featuring the teleférico anthem and the commissioned Quipus rap, is ready for this October’s long-awaited election catwalk. Drummed into...

AGAINST THE EMPIRE

26 Sep, 2014 | Malhar Mahurkar

Bolivian President Evo Morales has refused to toe the USA’s line since he came into power, and has clashed with the ‘land of the free’ in several high-profile incidents, including expelling the Drug E...

BOLIVIA’S BIBLIOTECA DEL BICENTENARIO

26 Sep, 2014 | Christy Callaway-Gale

Bolivia celebrates 200 years of independence in literary style. But is the government simply choosing a selection of greatest works or forming a campaign to shape a nation? Pride and Prejudice, Jane...

DEMOCRACY: BOLIVIAN STYLE

26 Sep, 2014 | Christy Callaway-Gale

Morales goes for his third electoral campaign but is it legitimate? How do you go about defining democracy? If you’re about to host a dinner party, look away now. Some might say it’s government b...

A SONG FOR A VOTE

26 Sep, 2014 | Christy Callaway-Gale

From theme tunes to advertisements, music plays an integral part in the media, but what role does it have in political elections campaigns? If you want to get a message stuck in people’s heads, a so...

#MACHISTAS FUERA DE LAS LISTAS

26 Sep, 2014 | Valeria Wilde

Chauvinistic acts have recently made headlines across Bolivia. This is true across all sectors of society: from insecurity on the streets running to the very highest of political spheres. From sexist...