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The Rise of National Oil Companies

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.15.2013 | Business
Daniel Wagner

With energy demand, predicted to rise 20% through 2025, National Oil Companies are poised to have even an greater impact on the global economy, and in shaping oil producing countries' foreign policies.

Transsexual in Bolivia

Lucas Waldron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lucas Waldron

As a transgender man, my preparation for my internship in Bolivia was rooted in my desire to blend in. My desire to "pass" as male, even though I had not started hormone therapy, was riding on my understanding that Bolivian society would not have a concept of gender androgyny.

'Green News Report' - September 20, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. TWITTER: @...

The Hidden Champions of Low-Income Banking

Tilman Ehrbeck | Posted 11.13.2012 | Impact
Tilman Ehrbeck

Over the past few years, the concept of microcredit -- providing working capital loans to micro-entrepreneurs typically in the informal economy -- has come under scrutiny.

PHOTOS: Bolivia's Death Road

Anne Collins Howard | Posted 11.13.2012 | Travel
Anne Collins Howard

For a crash course on Bolivia, start in the one-million-person capital of La Paz, ride the cliffs along the Death Road then land in the jungle town of Corioco.

PHOTOS: 12 Sizzling Volcanoes

Trippy | Posted 11.03.2012 | Travel

A natural phenomenon even most hardcore travelers never get to see in action, volcanoes are among the world's most fascinating wonders.

Building a Market for Bolivian Artisans

Gabriela Flores | Posted 09.29.2012 | Small Business
Gabriela Flores

In a country with great inequalities, my greatest challenge was to figure out how to create beautiful and high quality pieces for the high-end market around the world and at the same time offer sustainable jobs to artisans throughout Bolivia.

Magical Photos Of People Walking On Air

Posted 07.25.2012 | Arts

Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat, is located in the Altiplano of Bolivia, which is 11,995 feet above sea level. On My Modern Met, we saw ...

A Different Kind Of Climb In Bolivia

Elevate Destinations | Posted 09.23.2012 | Travel
Elevate Destinations

Since moving to Peru four years ago, my husband Matt and I have lived without water more frequently than either of us ever imagined. While the minor inconveniences of dishes piling up, toilets going unflushed and no showers after morning runs are irritating, they also allow us empathize with people who live like this every day. Big problems like this need big solutions.

PHOTOS: Gustave Eiffel's La Paz

Untapped Cities | Posted 09.05.2012 | Travel
Untapped Cities

All of the artwork in the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo is for sale. Most of it is rather conventional in style. The architecture, however, is spectacular.

15 Workers Injured In Bolivian Mine Dispute

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2012 | Green

* At least 15 hurt as rival miners clash * Gov't proposal rejected by both sides * Glencore tin, zinc mine paralyzed for...

Bolivia and Peru

Cher Coulter | Posted 06.08.2012 | Style
Cher Coulter

As a designer, exploring the world is vital. The people who color their world in beautiful clothing and ornaments, who live simple farmers' lives and never stop smiling, offer a dose of clarity to such a clouded westernized conscience.

Silver Spoon Socialists Flex Muscles In Brazil

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.11.2012 | World
Eric Ehrmann

The Communist Party of Brazil was given the political plum of running the ministry of sports by president Dilma as a reward for staying inside her Worker's Party coalition government during her dramatic move to the political center.

Series on Women Changing the World: Domitila Barrios, Bolivia

Elly Pradervand | Posted 05.30.2012 | Women
Elly Pradervand

As an introduction to our series on Women Changing the World, we find it only fitting to start by honoring the legacy of Bolivian grassroots leader Domitila Barrios de Chungara, who recently passed away at age 74.

PHOTOS: The Surreal Landscapes Of Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia

Linda Xiao | Posted 05.23.2012 | Travel
Linda Xiao

In these doppelganger skyscapes, we seemed to fly among dark brooding shapes formed by far-off mountains and their reflections, skim over the tops of cloud ranges and plow into textured heavens.

Bolivia, Expropriation and Chutzpah

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.19.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

President Morales has the chutzpah, and three Wall Street institutions have the temerity, to issue bonds for a government that has personified 21st century Latin American socialism and continues a time honored tradition of expropriating foreign-owned assets.

Inside The Mines Of Potosi, Bolivia

Linda Xiao | Posted 05.16.2012 | Travel
Linda Xiao

In order to survive, one must make certain sacrifices to appease Tío, the devil-like figure that the miners idolize.

Fashion Industry Considers Biodiversity When Sourcing Materials

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Summer Rayne Oakes

Though it is a term that is arguably clunkier than "sustainability" -- biodiversity is slowly becoming a topic of interest within the sphere of sourcing and design.

WATCH: From Tim Burton To Bolivia's Wearable Paintings

Posted 03.08.2012 | Arts

In the BBC's arts roundup this month, we first experience Tim Burton's exhibition, featuring over 700 works by the bizarre and lovable filmmaker. You'...

Plant Teacher: An Excellent Read

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 05.05.2012 | Books
Joel D. Hirst

Good fiction books are ones that entertain, while at the same time leave the reader with a better understanding of the truths they are trying to portr...

Bolivia's Flying Men

Posted 02.23.2012 | World

"People say we spun spider webs together across the valley. But that's not true. We're the flying men of the Yungas. On our ropes we're like birds. We...

Out of the Streets and Into the Classroom

Christine Horansky | Posted 03.18.2012 | Education
Christine Horansky

The prospects of a nation lie in its youth. In the fight against poverty, educating every child is one of the best investments a country can make.

PHOTOS: Hard To Enter Countries (And How to Get In)

BootsnAll | Posted 03.11.2012 | Travel

If you're organized and determined enough to get to these hard-to-reach places, you will be rewarded with some amazing adventures

The Politics of Dinners With Exes

Philip N. Howard | Posted 02.28.2012 | World
Philip N. Howard

Ex-President George W. Bush, Peru's ex-President Alejandro Toledo, and Bolivia's ex-President Jorge Quiroga are all important public figures who are dealing with managing their status as former heads of state.

Evo Quietly Consolidates Power

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 02.20.2012 | World
Joel D. Hirst

As the Bolivians are finding out, the institutions of 21st century authoritarianism offer them no better protection for their fundamental, inalienable, irreversible and un-renounceable human rights than did those of the last century.