Social issues

The Chimanes of Maraca’tunsi, Bolivia, after their Sacred Hill was taken from them

03 Jan, 2020 | Karen Gil

Santos contemplates the space where his house was back in the 1990s, now it is full of bushes and trees. Photos: Manuel Seoane The Chiman people cannot be understood outwith the context of t...

The legitimisation and consolidation of the qamiris

03 Jan, 2020 | Caroline Risacher

Photos: Manuel Seoane The Aymara business elite in modern Bolivia Just 15 years ago, Aymara, Quechua and other indigenous people in Bolivia regularly suffered open discrimination, inclu...

The kharisiri of the Altiplano

11 Dec, 2019 | Caroline Risacher

Illustration: Hugo L. Cuéllar @hugolcuellar A history of colonisation, repression and exploitation manifests itself as a mythical beast The kharisiri, also known as the khari-khari and lik’i...

Young space scientists leave their boot prints in Alabama

11 Dec, 2019 | George Fearnley

Photos: Courtesy of International Space Education Institute and Alvaro FloresBolivians demonstrate their talent at international NASA competition In 2017, NASA, the US space agency, stated i...

Antes de que nos olviden

11 Dec, 2019 | Anneli Aliaga and Marie-Eve Monette

Photos: Marie-Eve Monette and Archivo Página Siete Fighting against a broken system On the 25th of November every year since 1981, Bolivia participates in the International Day for the Elimi...

Mitologías Imaginarias

11 Dec, 2019 | Renata Lazcano Silva

José imagines an animal that is a mixture of fox and eagle (11 years, Challapampa) Photos:  Courtesy of Mateo Caballero and Natalia PeñaA ‘micro revolution’ of art, education and play&n...

La Paz’s four-legged residents

11 Dec, 2019 | Silvia Saccardi

Photos: Courtesy of Hocico Spa & APLAB (Amor Por Los Animales Bolivia)Bolivian street dogs and the double lives they lead One of the first things that surprised me when I came to La Paz was t...

Forest Fires in Chiquitanía and the Aftermath

29 Oct, 2019 | Silvia Saccardi

Wildlife Sanctuary Ambue Ari up in flames. Ph: Raquel Izquierdo Jacoste Images: Courtesy of Inti Wara Yassi A look into the consequences of extreme forest fires caused by chaqueosBolivia has this year...

Saving Bolivia’s Big Cat

29 Oct, 2019 | Amelia Swaby

Photos: Amelia Swaby Wildlife trafficking threatens the iconic jaguar International illegal wildlife trafficking now threatens the extinction of many species native to Bolivia. Birds are the...

Fighting for Our Future

29 Oct, 2019 | Nina Py Brozovich

“An Environmental Crisis is a Government Policy, Chiquitanía in Flames is a National Desaster” Photos: Lauren Minion and Silvia Saccardi Students take to the streets to demand climate justice Fridays...

Less plastic, please!

29 Oct, 2019 | Renata Lazcano Silva

Photo: Renata Lazcano Silva Aiming to reduce single-use plastics The plastic bag is ubiquitous in Bolivia and around the world. On average, a plastic bag is used once for no more than 15 min...

Watching the World Breathe

29 Oct, 2019 | George Fearnley and Anneli Aliaga

Photos: Manuel Roca Climate Change from Chacaltaya Dr. Marcos Andrade recalls a satirical television show he once watched whereby viewers were humorously reassured, ‘Don’t worry about t...

Transit Clashes

25 Sep, 2019 | Caroline Risacher

Photos: Amelia Swaby and Lola Newell La Paz’s venerable ground-transport system modernises, but at a cost Back in August, the inauguration of a new PumaKatari bus line connecting the souther...

Los Lustrabotas

25 Sep, 2019 | Amelia Swaby

Photos: Amelia Swaby The men behind the masks Los lustrabotas, or lustras, are a familiar sight around La Paz, offering all passers-by a shoeshine and polish, trainers and sandals included....

La Casa de Les Ningunes

25 Sep, 2019 | Adriana L. Murillo A.

Illustrations: Alejandro Archondo Vidaurre Experiencing an alternative, communal way of life The  recent ecological crisis brings feelings of anguish and uncertainty, leaving us to wond...