Social issues

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...

Forging a New Home

25 Sep, 2019 | Joshua Neaman

Images: Courtesy of Antonio Jadue The Palestinian diaspora in Bolivia In 2018, to no small fanfare, the Bolivian government announced the official opening of the Palestinian Embassy in La Pa...

Chualluma

31 Dec, 1969 | Jack Curson

Photos: Jack Curson Urban art illuminates La Paz neighbourhood When travelling on the red teleférico line towards El Alto, you cannot help but recognise the brightly coloured homes that make up the ne...

Flight of the Bumblebees

30 Jul, 2019 | Christopher Niklas Peterstam

Photos: Christopher Niklas Peterstam With a worldwide decline in the bee population, Yungas beekeepers protect their hivesOutside Coroico, a small town in the centre of the sparsely populate...

The First International Qhapaq Ñan Walk

30 Jul, 2019 | Christopher Niklas Peterstam

Photos: Christopher Niklas Peterstam Walking the ancient Incan road system In view of the scenic Lake Titicaca a huge ceremony had assembled. Thousands of people dressed in their indigenous...

Visiting the General Cemetery of La Paz

24 Jun, 2019 | Talulla Cragg

Photo Essay by Talulla Cragg This colourful place of devotion and respect provides insight into the celebration of life and death in La Paz The General Cemetery of La Paz was made public in...

Soul Searching in La Paz

24 Jun, 2019 | Talulla Cragg

Illustration: Hugo L. Cuellar Investigating the concept of the ajayu in the Andean worldAccording to Aymara belief, everything in nature, from the towering mountains to the people below, has an a...

A Look Inside the Workshop

23 May, 2019 | Pablo Arteaga

Photo Story by Pablo Arteaga These four very different families are dedicated to the production of alpaca and llama knitted baby and children's clothing for the Bolivian company Nanay. They are p...

Bolivia builds the radio star

23 May, 2019 | Emily Kilner

Photos: Emily Kilner The thriving radio stations and their hosts in Bolivia’s indigenous communitiesA typical Monday morning at Radio Wilka Pacha:5am–6am: Local Aymara music, ‘definitely nothing...

Intercultural births in Bolivia

23 May, 2019 | Emily Kilner

Photos: Emily Kilner Culturally appropriate birthing rooms are helping to reduce Bolivia’s shockingly high maternal death rate Señora Ruth Quispe Choque was glowing as she described a beauti...

All eyes on October

24 Apr, 2019 | Alexis King

Photos: Michael Dunn Caceres  A look at the opposition in this year’s Bolivian general electionWith the general election due to take place in late October, this year could prove to be p...

Fundación Casari

24 Apr, 2019 | Alexis King

Photos: Alexis KingHelping families across CochabambaSat in Don Massimo’s office, the walls of which are adorned with photos and trophies from various football teams he’s helped, he tells a story of w...

The Heartbeat of the city

24 Apr, 2019 | Alexis King

Photo Essay by Alexis King  Concrete pitch in Alto Tacagua. Perched precariously on a hill well-above the city of La Paz, this pitch has breathtaking views. The chances of recovering a lost...