Social issues

Zombie Politics

29 Jun, 2015 | Laura Chitty

Nuclear Power and the PachamamaThe Bolivian government turned heads around the world in 2010 when it introduced a controversial and ground-breaking regulation called the ‘Law of Mother Earth’. It was...

Potential for Progress

29 Jun, 2015 | Kinjo Kiema

Bolivian Politics and LGBTQ Equality“Many people keep it in secrecy...the couples that want a job, to maintain their economic status, opt to hide their relationships.” - Julia, Mujeres Creando“Here in...

The Pope and the Popular Movement

29 Jun, 2015 | William Wroblewski

“I am not very Catholic,” says Simeón Jaliri, secretary general of the Bolivian Workers Central (COB by it’s Spanish acronym), the largest labor federation in Bolivia. “We go to church, but it’s more...

The Rise of the Past

29 Jun, 2015 | Laura Chitty

Bolivians Between Spiritual WorldsThe largest indigenous groups in Bolivia are the Aymaras and Quechuas. The former are mostly found in the vast plains of the altiplano region on the west of Bolivia,...

Taking a Trip

29 Jun, 2015 | Kinjo Kiema

Ayahuasca and Spiritual Tourism Flourish in BoliviaTripAdvisor ranks an Ayahuasca ceremony as one of the top ten things to do in La Paz. So it’s not surprising to learn that many people come to Bolivi...

Don Teo

28 May, 2015 | Sharoll Fernandez

PHOTO: ALEXANDRA MELEAN A.Don Teo has worked for the URME clilnic before it even was an actual clinic. He was first hired to take care of the building while the last construction details were being ma...

La Playa en la Selva

28 May, 2015 | Phoebe Roth

PHOTO: FINN JUBAKThe Playa Turquesa website shows a slim, bikini-clad blonde lady, reclining on white sand with clear water and sailingboats in the background—what looks like a fancy Mediterranean pac...

Born in Bolivia

28 May, 2015 | Emily Gray

PHOTO: NICK SOMERSThe topic of adoption in Bolivia holds a special place in the lives of two former BX interns: Catey and Christof. Both of them were adopted as infants from Bolivian orphanages and ra...

Mennonite Community

28 May, 2015 | Emily Cashen

PHOTO: CREATIVE COMMONS, THIS IS NATAHANIEL, TREY RATCLIFFReligion is a topic that has often graced the pages of the Bolivian Express, be it from examining the country's dwindling Jewish population to...

Familia Galán

28 May, 2015 | Emily Cashen

PHOTO: K-OS GALÁNWith the twirling skirts of the Kulluwada dancers, the booming backdrop of constant live music and the mile-long water fights along El Prado, Carnival in La Paz is always a vibrant af...

Bolivia and Barbie

28 May, 2015 | Eliza Wood

Klaus Barbie, a man who described himself as a ‘superman’ for being a member of the SS during the height of the Nazi occupation of France, was also described as a ‘savage’ by one of his torture victim...

Drunk and Wishing for Death

28 May, 2015 | Eliza Wood

ILLUSTRATION: OSCAR ZALLESEl cementerio de elefantes is a graveyard in Africa filled with the corpses and bones of elephants who go to die there when they know their life is about to end. ‘Elephant gr...

Dia de los Perros

28 May, 2015 | Eliza Wood

PHOTO: VALERIA WILDEDía de los Perros is celebrated on August 16—the feast day of St. Roque, the 14th-century Majorcan patron saint of dogs, who was nursed back to health by a canine whilst suffering...

Years in Prison

28 May, 2015 | Eliza Wood

PHOTO: IVAN RODRIGUEZ PETKOVICOver the past five years, a string of gutsy interns from Bolivian Express has ventured inside some of Bolivia's most notorious prisons. In 2011, Matthew Grace, an editor...

Labour Day: May the 1st

28 May, 2015 | Adriana Murillo

ILLUSTRATION: FREEPIK.COMIn Bolivia, the origins of unionism lie in the revolution of 1952, a moment in time that was a determining factor consolidating the start of the representation of the working...