BolíVia

Missing Girl Found In Amazon Jungle Seven Months After Disappearance

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK

A nine-year-old girl who went missing seven months ago has reportedly been rescued from captivity deep in Bolivia's Amazon rainforest. Seven months...

The Petra Trail - Bolivia

Petra Shepherd | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Shepherd

Bolivia is big on "The Gringo Trail" with back packers wanting the adrenaline rush of cycling down the world's most dangerous road along with the surreal experience of a tour through the salt flats of Uyuni. However, for the older more sophisticated traveller (I'm including myself here) it's also possible to discover Bolivia's more cultural side along with a taste of adventure.

Amazonian Cocoa - How Chocolate Is Improving the Lives of Bolivia's Indigenous Communities

Emma Donlan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Emma Donlan

This week is Chocolate Week (14th-20th October), when people across the UK celebrate everything to do with the sugary indulgence. Chocolate remains a household favourite in the UK today, with the average Brit eating approximately 8kg per year, and only five per cent of the population admitting to not enjoying the sweet treat within the past six months.

Tribal Festivals

Joanna Eede | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK
Joanna Eede

As global monoculture erodes cultural diversity, the diversity of tribal festivals and rituals is a reminder that humans have different insights, different priorities, and choose other - successful - ways of living. For many tribes, life is lived through ritual.

A Cure for Impostor Syndrome?

David Dodd | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David Dodd

Impostor Syndrome describes the status of feeling like you don't know as much as you think you know on a given subject, that those around you know infinitely more, and that you might be found out as a fraud at any minute. Sound familiar? It's a problem from which even the most successful and outwardly confident people suffer.

WATCH: Women Learn Flamenco In Bolivian Prison

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

These ladies may not be appearing on Strictly Come Dancing anytime soon or wearing fancy frocks, but an initiative to teach women flamenco dancing in ...

The Bully Of The World

Ronnie Joice | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Politics
Ronnie Joice

On the 27th February 1933, there was an arson attack on the Reichstag building in Berlin. The event is seen as pivotal in the establishment of Nazi Ge...

Bolivian President's Plane Rerouted Amid Suspicion Snowden On Board

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK

A diplomatic crisis engulfing three continents was sparked at midnight after the plane carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales was rerouted to Austria...

This Is What We Know So Far About Snowden's 21 Asylum Bids

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

Edward Snowden has applied for asylum in 21 countries, but most of Europe has swiftly rejected his plea. Russia says that Snowden's request for asy...

Girl, 12, Pregnant After Being Raped By Father, Uncle & Godfather In Bolivian Jail

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK

A 12-year-old girl living in a Bolivian prison with her father, uncle and godfather, is reportedly pregnant after claiming to have been systematically...

Bolivian Murder And Rape Suspect 'Buried Alive In Grave Of Victim'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK

A teenage rape and murder suspect has been buried alive in the grave of his alleged victim. Villagers threw 17-year-old Santos Ramos into the open...

Every Photographer's Dream: 10 Places to Capture Through the Lens

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

The world is full of spectacular destinations that have been captured through the lense by those lucky enough to travel to these incredible places, from the Taj Mahal and Eiffel Tower to the ruins of Machu Picchu and the Colosseum.

Bolivian Lawmaker ‘Filmed Sexually Assaulting Unconscious Colleague’

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK

An investigation has been launched after footage of a Bolivian lawmaker apparently raping an unconscious colleague came to light. The CCTV footage...

Coca and Snus: Sweden's Self-defeating Hypocrisy on Drugs

Damon Barrett | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK Politics
Damon Barrett

Sweden has made the defence of the entire 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs a central part of its foreign policy on drugs. This is unthinking, uncritical and blinkered.

To Look Tough on Drugs, and Please the US, the UK is Willing to Trample on Indigenous Rights

Damon Barrett | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK Politics
Damon Barrett

This is the supply-side enforcement approach to drugs that has dominated since the mid 20th Century. We now know this to be quixotic, abusive nonsense even as it remains so vigorously pursued. Today, more than 180 countries have signed up.

Conflicts and Conundrums: How the Venezuelan State Must Strike the Balance With its Indigenous People

Stephanie Kennedy | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK
Stephanie Kennedy

To the west of the country, the Sierra de Perijá, a stretch of both mountains and plains, traces the conflictive border zone between Colombia and Venezuela. The region's inhabitants are, today, a mixture of indigenous groups, cattle farmers, both rich and humble, and the inevitable generational pool of all three.

British Academic Jailed For Drug Smuggling In 'Honeytrap Sting'

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK

An Oxford-educated academic has been jailed for almost five years after being caught with two kilograms of cocaine at an Argentinian airport in a hone...

Lost and Found in Latin America Part Four

Lloyd Rundle | Posted 15.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Lloyd Rundle

Coca leaves play a siginficant role in Andean cultures as a curative. Traditionally chewed or made into tea, they are widely available in Bolivia. I was chewing them to avoid altitude sickness. Without them I don't think I would ever have made it through that journey. At least not intact...

Lost and Found in Latin America Part Three

Lloyd Rundle | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK
Lloyd Rundle

We reached the Brazilian town of Guajará-Mirim at around 11pm. I finally got some sleep by putting my headphones on. Maybe - just maybe - the woman ...

PHOTOS: Sean Penn Dons Traditional Dress During Bolivian Tour

Posted 16.02.2012 | UK

US actor Sean Penn has been pictured wearing traditional Bolivian traditional dress during his tour of South America, where he has been speaking out a...

Our Favourite Surreal Landscapes On the Planet

Black Tomato | Posted 13.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

As Pipilotti Rist's must-see 'Eyeball Massage' exhibition continues at the Hayward Gallery in London, it's got us here at Black Tomato thinking about ...

Protests With Meaning - Here's What We Should be Doing

Josephine Forster | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK
Josephine Forster

This week's London student protest was disappointingly peaceful. That seems to be all anybody has to say about it. After predictions of violence and recycled riot photos, we were let down flat by a protest that was, well, just a protest.

How to Stop a Multinational in 10 Steps

Rodrigo Vazquez | Posted 10.12.2011 | Home
Rodrigo Vazquez

The Bolivian uprisings and the increasing realisation that climate change was affecting our environment was the spark of what became a new form of activism. One that sprang to life thanks to the plans of a foreign mega-mining company.