Social issues

EL LIBERTADOR AND HIS DESCENDENTS / EL LIBERTADOR Y SUS DESCENDIENTES

31 Aug, 2021 | Adriana Murillo

Image: Picture painted by Epifanio Garay 19th centuryENGLISH VERSIONThe founder of Bolivia and one of the most relevant figures during the South American wars of independence, Simón José Antonio de la...

THE OLD GUARD OF BOLIVIAN TROTSKYISM / LA VIEJA GUARDIADEL TROSKISMO BOLIVIANO

31 Aug, 2021 | Charles Bladon

Photo: Dayme PaymalENGLISH VERSIONSince 1825, there have been 88 governments in Bolivia, with an average of 2.2 years per government. Chronic political instability has become somewhat intrinsic to the...

EL ALTO DE PIE, NUNCA DE RODILLAS

31 Aug, 2021 | Matthew Grace

Photo: Jose Luis QuintanaENGLISH VERSION During Bolivia’s 2003 Gas War, alteños stood up to the neoliberal state, and in the process helped change history in an indigenous country long dominated...

AGAINST THE EMPIRE / EN CONTRA DEL IMPERIO

31 Aug, 2021 | Malhar Mahurkar

Illustration: Oscar ZallesENGLISH VERSIONBolivian President Evo Morales has refused to toe the USA’s line since he came into power, and has clashed with the ‘land of the free’ in several high-profile...

VOICES OF A UNIVERSITY PROTEST / VOCES DE UNA PROTESTA UNIVERSITARIA

31 Aug, 2021 | Rafaela Alford

Photo: Poppy KoronkaENGLISH VERSIONContradictory narratives between media, State and peopleThe sounds of shouts, horns and flares accompanying bustling crowds, road blocks and picket signs often greet...

FUNDACIÓN CASARI

08 Jul, 2021 | Alexis King

Photos: Alexis KingENGLISH VERSIONSat 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 when he first establ...

ART AND IDENTITY / ARTE E IDENTIDAD

08 Jul, 2021 | Michael Protheroe

ENGLISH VERSIONWith a series of LGBT+-related events running over the last few weeks in La Paz, I discovered a ‘¿Literatura homosexual en Bolivia?’ panel, and, not knowing much about Bolivian literatu...

HEALING SPACES / ESPACIOS DE SANACIÓN

30 Jun, 2021 | Elsemieke de Boer

ENGLISH VERSION Local Produce Feeds the Urban ThrongsDoña Berta’s greenhouse is part of a smart solution to today’s global urban challenges. The rapid urbanization rates of the last decades, especiall...

THROUGH THE EYES OF THE BLIND / A TRAVÉS DE LOS OJOS QUE NO PUEDEN VER

30 Apr, 2021 | Josephine Zavaglia

Photo: Josephine ZavagliaENGLISH VERSIONDeconstructing the challenges of the visually impaired people of BoliviaThe world view of visually impaired librarian Olga Mendoza affords insights into hu...

MITOLOGÍAS IMAGINARIAS

30 Apr, 2021 | Renata Lazcano Silva

Photos: Courtesy of Mateo Caballero & Natalia PeñaENGLISH VERSION A ‘micro revolution’ of art, education and playThis story begins in 2018 at 4,100 metres above sea level in the small town of...

YUQUI: LA LUCHA MÁS FUERTE

01 Jan, 2021 | Sara Aliaga

A Photo essay by Sara Aliaga Ticona

LA SAYA NO ES TODO

29 Dec, 2020 | Rhiannon Matthias

Photos: Rhiannon Matthias ENGLISH VERSIONAfro-Bolivians struggle for recognition of their place in Bolivian history This year marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of Law 200 of the...

CHRISTMAS IN TRANSLATION / NAVIDAD EN TRADUCCIÓN

29 Dec, 2020 | Charles Bladon

Photos: Iván RodríguezExploring the quirks and staples of a Bolivian ChristmasTurkey, Christmas trees, fairy lights, snow and a warm fire: these are a few things that instantly come to my mind when th...

Let´s reconcile Bolivia! / Reconciliemos Bolivia

11 Oct, 2020 | Reconciliemos Bolivia.org

Image: https://reconciliemosbolivia.org/ENGLISH VERSIONThe campaign “You are better than that! Let's reconcile Bolivia with dialogue "     The campaign seeks to raise awarenes...

Chronicles of an English teacher in Bolivia / Relato de una profesora de inglés en Bolivia

30 Sep, 2020 | Nair Yumi Ode Hiramatsu

ENGLISH VERSIONI started teaching English when I was 21 years old. I had just finished university and still had no clear career goals. I received a call from a prestigious school in the city of La Paz...