Tag: Bolivia

Het doodlopend pad naar de brede avenue: Lithium in Bolivia

Door Ton Salman  Je kunt de patstelling op meerdere manieren formuleren: je bent een land met een lange en wrange geschiedenis van plundering van je rijke natuurlijke hulpbronnen,…

Rituals to help us out, and beliefs one professes tongue in cheek – Part II

By Ton Salman This is part II of the blog “Rituals to help us out….” If you have not yet read part I, you can read it here….

Ep # 70 Familial Ties and Family Debts: Susan Ellison on Alternative Dispute Resolution in Bolivia

The Familiar Strange · Ep# 70 Familial Ties and Family Debts: Susan Ellison on Alternative Dispute Resolution in Bolivia This week we bring you an interview with Dr…

Lesley Gill: Can the Left Revive the ‘Pink Tide’ amid a Global Pandemic?

As Covid-19 has washed over Latin America like a tsunami and the pillars of shaky economies have shuddered under lockdowns, the priority of profits over public welfare stands…

The Limits of Warmth: Cultural Adaptation and the Politics of Temperature in a Bolivian Hospital by Gabriela Elisa Morales

In the small municipal hospital in the Bolivian highland town of Machacamarca (a pseudonym), the chilly air of the Andes seeps into the building, traveling through the thin…

Roundtable: “COVID-19: Views from the Field”

We’re wrapping up our five-part series, “COVID-19: Views from the Field,” with a pre-recorded roundtable. This roundtable brought our authors into conversation with each other, acros…

Crisis Redux, Viral Uncertainty, and Militarized Care: Coronavirus in the Aftermath of Bolivia’s Uncertain Coup

Este contenido está disponible en español aquí. Editor’s note: This post is the second in our five-part series “COVID-19: Views from the Field.” Click here to read an…

Bolivia – terwijl het stof nog niet is opgetrokken

door Ton Salman De mensen in het land demonstreren, vloeken, vechten, tieren en vieren. President Morales, reeds veertien jaar aan de macht, trad gisteren, zondag 10 november 2019,…

On Duty for the CIA: German Nazis and Italian Fascists

Apart from employing German Nazi scientists, and adopting the methods, principles, and science of the Nazis in developing modern warfare, for what other purposes were Nazis sought after…

Bodies of Flesh and Ore: Geosocial Formation of Miners and Metal in Highland Bolivia

Editorial Note: This post is part of our series highlighting the work of the Anthropology and Environment Society’s 2018 Roy A. Rappaport Prize Finalists. We asked them to outline the…

The Invisible Walls of the Whisper Network

#MeToo makes us all responsible for confronting sexual harassment. Let me begin by saying that it has been difficult for me to write about #MeToo. Although the topic…

Indigenous Women’s Engagements with Technology: From Anomaly to Autonomy

Introduction: Satellite Túpac Katari Editor’s note: this post is also available in Spanish, from the link in the sidebar. In 2013, Bolivia became the last of South America’s…

Bolivia Prioritizes Transgender and Transsexual Human Rights

“People don’t die because they can’t have marriage” On 19 May 2016, the Chamber of Deputies of The Plurinational State of Bolivia passed Law Nº 807—The Gender Identity…

Exotische Folklore: Barok

Barok musici in San Ignacio de Moxos, Bolivia Door Ton Salman            Het zijn, wereldwijd, tijden van eerbetoon aan culturele tradities. Tot en met in de vakantiefolders worden de “authentieke…

Thomas Grisaffi: After the Referendum: Evo Morales and the Movement Towards Socialism

This post is part of a series on the Latin American pink tide, moderated and edited by Massimiliano Mollona (Goldsmiths, University of London). In February 2016 Bolivian President…

Referendum over extra herverkiezing president in Bolivia

(AP Photo/Juan Karita) door Ton Salman Op 21 februari spraken de Bolivianen zich uit over een grondwetswijziging die een extra herverkiezing van de populaire (en eerste inheemse) president…

Can a gas pipeline heal Bolivia’s wounded geo-body?

During the May 2015 announcement for Bolivia’s new cross-country Incahuasi–Cochabamba Gas Pipeline, a high official in Bolivia’s state-run gas company looked beyond the three-year, half-billion-dollar…