Urban living

Dwindling Diaspora

21 Aug, 2013 | May Woods

The number of Jews settled in Bolivia is declining, yet thousands of young Israelis continue to visit the country every year.In a tribal sense, I have always felt rather anonymous. I don’t belong t...

TED Ideas worth sharing, from Bolivia to the world

21 Aug, 2013 | Christian Rojas Alves

What does Steve Jobs, the founder of the world’s most valuable company, have in common with Walter Melendrez, a bolivian artisan who exports miniature clay figurines? Christian Rojas, organiser of...

Nomad

21 Aug, 2013 | Sharoll M. Fernandez

It is a well-known fact among Sharoll Fernandez’s friends, that throughout her life she has been part of every interest group imaginable. From adventist church to social volunteering, passing throu...

LACEMAN

17 Jun, 2013 | Jonathan Coubrough

Photo: Amaru Villanueva Rance 'Guatos !' a man shouts from a passing car, as Pedro Machaca slowly stumbles down Avenida Montenegro, with an assortment of colourful shoelaces slung over his shou...

NIMBLE CREATIONS

17 Jun, 2013 | Caterina Stahl

Name: Tania Mamani Age: 35 Job: Nail artist.  Watching her work makes me realise it's essentially a combination of sculpting and painting on miniature canvases. This is just too good to b...

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

17 Jun, 2013 | Caterina Stahl

Photo: Caterina Stahl Name: Vicente Mayta Rivero Age: 48Job: Typewriter ‘I’ve written many letters for people to presidents such as Victor Paz Estenssoro, Hugo Banzer Suarez, and Evo Morales’....

FRESHLY SQUEEZED

17 Jun, 2013 | Caterina Stahl

Photo: Caterina Stahl Name: Emma RamosAge: 52Home: BoliviaJob: Making fresh juice Doña Emma appears lost in deep thought at first look, but her smile lines readily deepen as soon as she breaks...

CARVING FREEDOM

17 Jun, 2013 | Caterina Stahl

Photo: Caterina Stahl Name: Luis Aerrere Age: 33 Hometown: Buenos Aires Argentina Job: Artisan traveler 'Sometimes its sells, sometimes it doesn’t', he tells me with an easy smile. I...

FREEDOM IN CHAINS

17 Jun, 2013 | Ryle Lagonsin

The Silver Man Stands Still Photo: Ryle Lagonsin For 27-year-old actor Ronald Millares performing is a way of life. In his continuous pursuit for artistic independence, he has found freedom...

SEEING THE CITY THROUGH A BALACLAVA

17 Jun, 2013 | Fliss Lloyd

Fliss Lloyd goes on a tour with Hormigón Armado to understand what the city looks like to a shoe shiner. Photo: Carlos Sanchez Navas It was an afternoon well spent when I decided to do  ...

MICHAEL JACKSON REBORN

17 Jun, 2013 | Sophia Howe

The King of Pop’s Spirit Lives On Photo: Ivan Rodriguez Petkovic The year 2009 was shadowed by the tragic death of Michael Jackson, but the legendary entertainer’s spirit was reborn in on...

FROM THE STREETS TO THE RADIO

17 Jun, 2013 | Sophia Howe

A Young Man’s Dancing Journey. Photo: Sophia Howe ‘I don’t only dance, I entertain’. Franz Rodrigo Chavez began his career singing on the micros of La Paz ten years ago. However, this was not...

THE MAN WITH THE CITY ON HIS BACK

15 Jun, 2013 | Wilmer Machaca

Aparapita is the name given to the hundreds men who carry huge loads for a living across the city’s main commercial arteries. Wilmer Machaca talks to two different generations of these personages to u...

THE CEMETERY SINGER

13 Jun, 2013 | Ryle Lagonsin

Fabián Luizaga’s repertoire consists of various kinds of boleros, huayños , Christian tunes and even waltzes. Among the most popular requests he receives are ‘El Llanto de Mi Madre’, ‘Mi Querido Vie...

Dawn Till Dusk At Mercado Rodriguez

15 May, 2013 | Ana Ryan Flinn

A Photo Essay Este gigantesco mercado, con reminiscencias de incendio, de sueño y de pesadilla, con tenebrosos contornos y con espesas humaredas, puede decirse que es único en su clase: no tie...