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
Pujarini Sen works for Greenpeace India, which helped to set up a community renewables project in Dharnai, India.

Power to the people?

Community micro-grids, government-controlled energy, or both? Three experts thrash out the options.

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NI 480 - The great green energy grab - March, 2015

Re-introducing... Evo Morales

Richard Swift welcomes the Bolivian president's third term in office.

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NI 478 - NGOs - Do they help? - December, 2014
Clockwise from top left: Traditional communities have become more organized in recent years – Victor Ara is an elected leader of one in Potosí; this woman carrying the wiphala – a flag of indigenous unity – waits for Evo Morales to speak at a rally in Santa Cruz; at more than 4,000 metres above sea level, El Alto is probably the highest and largest open-air market in the world; musician Adrián Villanueva (right) with a young relative in his La Paz home.

Country Profile: Bolivia

A miner, pick in one hand, rifle in the other, adorns many main squares of Bolivia’s highland mining communities, symbolizing the country’s tradition of radical social movements.

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NI 467 - Time to rethink disability - November, 2013

Where are they now? Domitila Barrios de Chungara

The leader of the Housewives’ Committee in Bolivia 1979.

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NI 460 - What has development done for me? - March, 2013

Summit different: report from Cochabamba

After Copenhagen’s dismal failure, social movements from all over the world gathered in Bolivia – here's what happened.

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NI 433 - Deported! What happened next? - June, 2010

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
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
The great green energy grab March, 2015
NGOs - Do they help? December, 2014
Time to rethink disability November, 2013
What has development done for me? March, 2013
Deported! What happened next? June, 2010
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