Sports

BOLIVIA'S BARRAS BRAVAS

21 May, 2014 | Alex Walker

Violence constitutes an inherent and quotidian part of club football worldwide. In South America, barras bravas – supporters’ groups cut from the same cloth as European Ultras – are the culprits held...

Snowboarding Bolivia’s Glaciers

27 Mar, 2014 | Laura Van Antwerp

Making the Most of a Disappearing Water Source Loose rock and snow crumble beneath my feet as I struggle to keep up with David, my leader, who is gliding effortlessly up the mountain ahead of me. I’...

CHOLITA FOOTBALL: The Key to Transforming Women's Football in Bolivia?

24 Sep, 2013 | John Downes

When contemplating football in South America, one automatically thinks about those countries steeped in World Cup tradition such as Brazil, Argentina, and even Uruguay. One would be forgiven for ne...

Enchulame La Maquina

10 Jan, 2013 | Theo Haynes

Pimp my Ride, Bolivia Neon lights more evocative of the Christmas season than high-performance motoring; oversized exhausts with noises so strange they suggest engine malfunction rather than power;...

Claudia Balderrama: Bolivia’s race walker

14 Aug, 2012 | Xenia Elsaesser

'We need women who are fighters, who are more enterprising. They must not be submissive' 'The only thing I can be is Claudia Balderrama. Nothing else. That is it.’ Claudia Balderrama speaks softl...

The new Bolivian fighters: Cholitas Luchadoras

15 May, 2012 | Lauren Bell

JUANITA LA CARIÑOSA CARMEN ROSA LA CAMPEONA YOLANDA LA AMOROSA CLAUDINA LA MALA MARTHA LA ALTEÑA Cholitas luchadoras: the strapping heroines of El Alto's weekly cholita wrestling. Every Sunday to...

Giving the game away

15 May, 2012 | Anthony Moore Bastos

Fulbito in Bolivia and South America In Bolivia there is no such thing as a "No Ball Games" sign. Consequently, Bolivian windows are criss-crossed by enrejados, preventing both burglars and football...

Get your moto running

15 May, 2012 | Taj Davis

In spite of the rally's remote location in the poorest country in South America, it's all made possible through a great love of the sport. The motorbikes came on the backs of pickup trucks, towed...