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Stories about Bolivia
Women's Day in Latin America: Reggaeton, rage, and sisterhood
Despite varying demands around labor or abortion rights, the main thread throughout Latin America was against gender-based violence.
Water scarcity in Indigenous communities should be reported on, a young Bolivian journalist says
What does a media search for the words "incendio" and "chaqueo" reveal? Brisa Abapori considers that these words were relevant in the media only during the fires, afterwards they were neglected.
Digital connectivity projects reduce climate change impacts in Gran Chaco, South America
Connectivity and access to technology allow the Gran Chaco communities to organize, communicate and react in a more timely manner to climatic emergencies.
In their own words: Facilitated conversation as a way to report on Latin America
The day-to-day lives of Latinas with disabilities are rarely reported in the media. That’s why we wanted to uplift their voices and allow them to dignify their experiences.
In their own words: Latinas with disabilities turn their homes into pandemic battlegrounds
“COVID created barriers for us that we had overcome before the pandemic. Now, we try to be as autonomous as possible, but we’re obligated to ask for help from other people.”
Reframing narratives about climate change in Bolivia’s Gran Chaco region
What happens when a region’s “media ecosystem” is less diverse than the populations that inhabit it? Rising Voices explored that question about the coverage of climate change in the Gran Chaco region in Bolivia.
In their own words: Latinas with disabilities explain leaving the house during the pandemic
Moving through the world as a blind woman is not the same as it was before the pandemic, from touching objects, to finding your way, to obtaining essential coronavirus information.
In their own words: How Latinas with disabilities persevere during the pandemic
To combat isolation and discrimination, the women interviewed joined forces with other people with disabilities, activists, and associations to join together in solidarity and make change.
Community radio schools: educational alternatives in the context of digital divide
A Bolivian radio project made education accessible to children stuck in their homes, without books, notebooks, information, or internet connection.
10 stories on Black and Indigenous identity from Latin America in 2021
See these 10 stories on Black and Indigenous identity, concern for the environment, and representation online.
Not just ‘Jingle Bells:’ Listen to these Christmas songs from Latin America
Listen to the songs played in Mexico, Cuba, El Salvador, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru and Brazil.
A certificate for grazing cattle: Empowering Bolivia's Aymara people by recognizing their work
The certification process allows a community that was valued before colonization to be revalued in order to be self-sustainable and for the reproduction of the life systems.
Germinda Casupá, a Chiquitania native fighting fire and machismo
In the face of the environmental and humanitarian catastrophe, indigenous women like Germinda Casupá take on the defense of their territory.
Down with the patriarchy: Transfeminist and non-binary Bolivians speak out on TikTok
La Pesada Subversiva hopes to "invade" online spaces with content about anti-patriarchal demands from the voices of the protagonists themselves.
The legacy of Bolivia's El Mallku: ‘Self-governance is fundamental’ for indigenous peoples
"The majority of the indigenous people believe that El Mallku—Felipe Quispe—transcended his life by fighting for his people."
Which colonial statues are being torn down in Latina America?
For many, destroying statues is another way to demolish, symbolically, the ideas of oppression, slavery and colonialism.
Under Amsterdam’s grey skies, Bolivians cheer Luis Arce’s presidential win
“All of us Latin Americans have to come together to fight imperialism."
How indigenous peoples resist COVID-19 in South America
"In this struggle for life, which dates back to our ancestor's memory, we will continue to demand the fulfillment of our rights."
In Bolivia, indigenous Aymara question Bolivia's Independence Day celebrations
"The independence of these countries where we Aymara live did not mean the liberation of the Aymara, but a change of 'master'."
Pious, assertive, and ‘mother of all Bolivians': The political narrative of President Jeanine Áñez
The president went on costly helicopter rides to 'bless' cities during the pandemic, with passengers that included priests, evangelical pastors and legislators who brought along holy water and religious statues.
As the health system buckles from COVID-19 pressure, Bolivians turn to herbal medicine
Bolivian ministries, news media and students advocate the healing properties of plants