Social issues

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...

Working in Secret

24 Oct, 2016 | Melody Chan

Photos: Melody ChanThe Shoe-Shine Boys of La Paz.In bright, crowded streets, La Paz’s lustrabotas wear dark clothes to blend in. It’s much too sunny for heavy black masks and jackets, but they choose...

I Can’t Feel My Face When I’m With You

24 Oct, 2016 | Izabela Wlodarczyk

Photo: William WroblewskiA One-Sided Love Affair That Was Never Meant to LastI cannot really explain how this love came to be. What I can tell you is the story of how we met and let you decide it for...

Indigenous Justice

24 Oct, 2016 | Alexis Galanis

Photo: Alexis GalanisThe Struggles of Recognizing Legal Pluralism in BoliviaBlaring trumpets and crashing drums reverberate through the white walls of Sucre. On Calle Dalence, hundreds of people, ador...

A Two Way Road

03 Oct, 2016 | Eduardo Baptista

Illustration: Mauricio WildeA Korean Organization’s Growing Relationship with La PazIt is no secret that, by definitions set by the United Nations, Bolivia is one of the most ‘underdeveloped’ countrie...

Legalising Identity

26 Sep, 2016 | Gabrielle Mcguiness

A Watershed Law for Transgender BoliviansOver the past few years, the global understanding of gender within cultural and social spheres has advanced with the increasing presence of transgender issues...

Remembering, Reminiscing, Rejecting

26 Sep, 2016 | María Mayböck

Photo: María MayböckA Peek Into the Past Through Milky EyesThey are almost invisible, unless they are part of our families. But the elderly are still a force to be reckoned with. They are many, t...