When the post doesn't come

Bolivians have had to get used to doing without postal services. In her Letter From Cochabamba, Amy Booth writes how they manage instead.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
Cochabamba fire.

Lights in the mountains

Not a sign of progress but a cause for alarm. Amy Booth reports from Cochabamba’s overlong dry season.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017

Welcome to the jungle

Amy Booth goes to the back of beyond in Bolivia and hears of a surprising migration.

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017

Risking it

The wealthy West is an irresistible dream to many Bolivians, as Amy Booth discovers.

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NI 505 - Bad Education - September, 2017

Pablo's fair

Amy Booth visits an event of festive solidarity in support of a desperate cause.

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NI 504 - The Equality Effect - July, 2017

When the lake ran dry

Amy Booth visits a Bolivian isolated indigenous community fallen on hard times, striving to keep their culture alive

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NI 503 - Homelessness - June, 2017

'Over my dead body'

Bolivian democracy was won from the clutches of dictators. Amy Booth meets a frontline participant in the struggle.

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NI 502 - West Papua - Freedom in sight? - May, 2017

Standstill - Letter from Cochabamba

Her travel plans thwarted, Amy Booth reflects on a very Bolivian way of drawing attention to grievances.

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NI 501 - Populism rises again - April, 2017

Water fights in a time of scarcity: the Bolivian Carnaval

Playing with water is controversial in a place with a history of water struggles like Cochabamba, writes Amy Booth.

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NI 500 - The exceptionally brave - 500th issue - March, 2017

Letter from Cochabamba

Working children have more pressing concerns than the law, discovers Amy Booth.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017

The kind and the curious

Amy Booth finds her feet – and friends – in Bolivia.

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NI 498 - The coming war on China - December, 2016

When a house is not a home

On the matter of decent housing, the government turns a deaf ear to poorer citizens, while bending over backwards to help the wealthy. Lindsey Collen, who penned this column from 2006 to 2007, returns with a one-off letter.

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NI 497 - Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears - November, 2016

The sum of our disappointments

In Cairo, normality is something of a heroic enterprise, Maria Golia explains.

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NI 496 - World Fiction Special - Exquisite short stories - October, 2016

Beirut, my city

Green shoots of hope spring up among the rubble of discontent, writes Reem Haddad.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016

'The Republic of Possibilities'

Ruby Diamonde bids farewell to the Central African Republic.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016

The most forgotten

Ruby Diamonde travels to the bush in search of an answer to a difficult question.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016

The language of peacekeeping

The importance of communication should not be underestimated, writes Ruby Diamonde.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016

The freedom of the city

Trust between communities is being rebuilt, writes Ruby Diamonde.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
David Ransom, 2 December 1946 – 14 February 2016.

David Ransom: a tribute

2 December 1946 – 14 February 2016

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016

Close your heart, open your heart

Closing our heart to suffering suppresses our humanity, writes Ruby Diamonde.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016

Letter from Bangui: The guardian

A sudden change in an employee's health reveals hidden hardship to Ruby Diamonde.

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NI 489 - Humanity adrift: why refugees deserve better - January, 2016

The revolutionary

Ruby Diamonde dines with a man on a mission to wake up his people.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015

Letter from Bangui: Penthouse and pavement

The city is getting a facelift - but not everyone will benefit, writes Ruby Diamonde.

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NI 487 - Paris climate summit - November, 2015

Letter from Bangui: Sisters of Joy

Giving a voice to the voiceless, Ruby Diamonde's friend Tatiana is an inspiration.

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NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Bad Education September, 2017
The Equality Effect July, 2017
Homelessness June, 2017
West Papua - Freedom in sight? May, 2017
Populism rises again April, 2017
The exceptionally brave - 500th issue March, 2017
African village January, 2017
The coming war on China December, 2016
Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears November, 2016
World Fiction Special - Exquisite short stories October, 2016
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
Humanity adrift: why refugees deserve better January, 2016
10 economic myths December, 2015
Paris climate summit November, 2015
The transgender revolution October, 2015
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