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
A protester holds blood-stained images of government figures during a demonstration against the annulment of Law 180 in August 2017.

Against mother nature

A highway project threatens indigenous peoples' reserves in Bolivia. Aldo Orellana Lopez reports.

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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

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
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 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
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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