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La Paz

Children Are Sacred

Ana Nance | Posted 10.10.2014 | World
Ana Nance

Most of this fast-growing, urban center of now over a million of Amerindian people was formed by migrant workers who came here to seek a better fortune. 'Cholitas' are Aymara women who have come to the city, and are also known for breaking social barriers.

Savor the Unexpected Pleasures of La Paz, Mexico

Joshua Estrin | Posted 03.02.2014 | Travel
Joshua Estrin

Take the opportunity to swim with sea lions, whale sharks and the wide variety of marine life that inhabits the sea. Fun Baja also offers combination scuba camping trips and scuba certification programs for every level of diver from beginner through advanced.

Making Your First Feature Film: Campo De Batalla

Amancay Tapia | Posted 03.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Amancay Tapia

Making your first feature film not only takes a lot of work, but endless energy and determination. The results may not be what you expected, but what ...

Swim With Whale Sharks in Baja

Fathom | Posted 10.07.2013 | Travel
Fathom

Like it was playing hide and seek, the whale shark's rectangular head appeared from the sapphire-colored watery abyss. I knew that it wouldn't attack me. But when a 15-foot anything is swimming towards you, and you're practically naked, it's freaky.

Who Grows Our Food: The Fair Trade Quinoa Farmers of the Altiplano

Ellen Kanner | Posted 08.24.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Families have been growing quinoa here for thousands of years, and for natives including Mamani, it's been a staple of their diet. We've just discovered this ancient grain here in the new world, but are making up for lost time by snarfing it.

Will Correa Assume Chavez's Role Leading Latin American Socialism?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.05.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

With Hugo Chavez having now passed, the question of who will inherit his legacy as the vanguard of 21st century socialism in Latin America is foremost in the minds of many.

PHOTOS: The Hat Dance Done Right

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 03.27.2013 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Much like the colorful courtship performance of a bird of paradise, the Jarabe Tapatío, the quintessential folk dance of Mexico, is a captivating display of form and flow.

Skull Revering Cult Prays For Good Luck

AP | Associated Press | Posted 11.08.2012 | World

LA PAZ, Bolivia -- Members of a Bolivian cult that reveres human skulls have held a rite to close out a Roman Catholic religious festival in honor of ...

President Obama to Establish Cesar E. Chavez National Monument

Maurice Jourdane | Posted 12.09.2012 | Latino Voices
Maurice Jourdane

President Obama traveled to Keene, California to announce the establishment of the César E. Chávez National Monument. Known as Nuestra Sonora Reina de la Paz, or La Paz, it is recognized worldwide for its historic link to civil rights icon César Chávez and the farm worker movement.

Obama: 'Today We Celebrate Cesar Chavez'

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics

KEENE, Calif. — President Barack Obama on Monday designated the home of Latino labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument, calling Chavez ...

Obama To Designate Monument

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is designating the California home of labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument, a move likely to shore up...

PHOTOS: Bolivia's Death Road

Anne E. Collins | Posted 11.13.2012 | Travel
Anne E. Collins

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: 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.

People to Power: From the Cumbre de los Pueblos to the G20

Michael Switow | Posted 06.19.2012 | Impact
Michael Switow

At first glance, working conditions in Mexican factories, mining projects and even drought may seem like local issues. But not if we want a world based on justice, gender equality and a respect for human rights.

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.

A Cabo Hotel For Purists

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 07.21.2012 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

A two-year-old resort is getting the nod from fans of old-school Cabo.

Police Whipped By Coca Growers In Bolivia

AP | CARLOS VALDEZ | Posted 04.08.2012 | World

LA PAZ, Bolivia — Bolivian officials on Tuesday threatened to prosecute leaders of coca growers who used whips to drive away four unarmed member...

Smiling Evo Morales Beams From The Back Of Students' Computers

AP | Posted 12.10.2011 | World

LA PAZ, Bolivia — Bolivia's government is giving school teachers free laptops with a prominent detail that is generating criticism for President...

Todos Santos: A Sweet Story

Bob Schulman | Posted 07.12.2011 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Think of a sleepy Mexican farming and fishing village with perhaps 5,000 local folks. But look closer, and you'll spot a number of things that tell you this is no ordinary village.

Big Wedding: 350 Indian Couples Tie The Knot In Mass Ceremony In Bolivia

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

LA PAZ, Bolivia — About 350 couples in Bolivia have been married according to Indian customs and traditions in a colorful Andean mass wedding wi...

Bolivian President Rattled By Protests

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LA PAZ, Bolivia — Bolivian President Evo Morales has abruptly abandoned the southern highlands city of Oruro after protesters angered by rising ...

WATCH: Bolivia's President Kicks Player In Groin During 'Friendly' Soccer Game

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- President Evo Morales kneed an opposing player in the groin during a soccer match against a team of political rivals after an ...

My Trip To Bolivia

Dayle Haddon | Posted 09.19.2011 | Los Angeles
Dayle Haddon

After a few days traveling through Bolivia, I realized this was a different kind of poverty from the in-your-face version I'd experienced in Africa on other UNICEF trips.

Route 36 In Bolivia: The world's first cocaine bar

The Guardian | Jonathan Franklin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

"Tonight we have two types of cocaine; normal for 100 Bolivianos a gram, and strong cocaine for 150 [Bolivianos] a gram." The waiter has just finished...

Morales: Relations Can Improve If US Stops Meddling

AP | CARLOS VALDEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LA PAZ, Bolivia — President Evo Morales called for an about-face in relations with Washington on Thursday, saying past diplomatic spats can be o...