Social issues

Hanging Out With The Lustrabotas

27 Aug, 2010 | Deborah Bender

The lustrabotas are the young boys who offer to shine your shoes on the streets of La Paz. You will also find them running to your side with their shoeshine kit if you chance to sit on a bench in one...

Tall, White and English Speaking

22 Jul, 2010 | George Dallas

“We are tall, white, and speak English,” were the infamous words of Gabriela Oviedo (the then Miss Bolivia) in 2004 when trying to dispel a purported stereotype about Bolivian people. The number of wh...

Recuperar, recuperar, el litoral y el ancho mar

22 Jul, 2010 | Camille Reltien

“¿Rendirme yo? ¡Que se rinda su abuela, carajo!” According to the story, these were the dying words of Eduardo Avaroa Hidalgo at the battle of Topater on the 23rd of March 1879. On this day, Bolivia l...