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Community Justice in Bolivia: Whip, Hit and Kick the Criminals

16 September, 2014 8 Comments

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An effigy with ropes around the neck. Looking like a person. A warning to potential thieves and criminals, which can be found in most rural villages in Bolivia. However, the threat is not idle. The communities usually brutally take justice into their own hands.


The Miners of Potosi

29 August, 2014 6 Comments

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Mining – among South America’s, and the world’s worst jobs. Miners usually die of silicosis after ten to twenty years of working in the mines. Others, in accidents. However, in the highest city in the world, Potosi, there are few other job alternatives, as the mines are the economy of the city.


 

What We All Can Learn From Homeless Youth

19 August, 2014 4 Comments

streeteditThe homeless youth of Cochabamba in Bolivia have taught me several things I never could have learned attending the university. Do you believe me when I say that? Because most people see them as trash, pests and without worth. But for me, these youths are strong, creative and intelligent. Even businessmen can learn a great deal from the street youth.


 

Growing Up Behind Bars

12 August, 2014 4 Comments

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In Bolivia, around 15.000 children live with their parents in prison. Andrea is one of them. Read about my meeting with this 7 years old girl, and my visit to her home; San Sebastián jail.


 

Eight Things I Bet You Didn’t Know About Bolivia

4 August, 2014 Leave a comment

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Offerings of babies to “Pachamama”, hotels where people go for take their own life, and silly statements from the Bolivian president. Here are eight interesting things you didn’t know about Bolivia.

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