June 13, 2016 /
Simeon Tegel
US-led prohibition has exacted a high toll in Latin America. This project explores the impacts on communities in Bolivia and Paraguay, whose principal cash crops are coca and cannabis respectively.
Courtesy Daniel Grossman
June 13, 2016 / The Fern
Dan Grossman
Philip Fearnside, a biologist who studies the relationship between human activities, such as agriculture, and the protection of tropical forests, says that soy production threatens the Amazon forest.
October 28, 2015 / Untold Stories
Noah Friedman-Rudovsky
In recent years, Bolivia has begun to confront its domestic violence problem. New laws have made important strides, but victims and families still face a maze of bureaucracy and a lack of resources.
August 14, 2015
Noah Friedman-Rudovsky, Sara Shahriari
Noah Friedman-Rudovsky and Sara Shahriari talk about their reporting project, "Critical State: Violence Against Women and Impunity in Bolivia."
August 5, 2015 / Untold Stories
Sara Shahriari, Noah Friedman-Rudovsky
One organization in the Bolivian city of La Paz is training women in the country's booming building sector.
May 1, 2015 / Al Jazeera America
Sara Shahriari, Noah Friedman-Rudovsky
The death of María Isabel Pillco illustrates how far the country has to go in changing a culture of domestic abuse.
March 6, 2015 / DW
Sara Shahriari, Noah Friedman-Rudovsky
A new move by the Bolivian government seeks to address high rates of violence against women by funding construction of shelters and improving legal aid.
February 25, 2015 / Untold Stories
Noah Friedman-Rudovsky, Sara Shahriari
Children and adolescents are living on the street and in shelters in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, to escape violence at home. 34 percent of Bolivian girls suffer sexual abuse before their 18th birthday.
February 22, 2015 / Untold Stories
Sara Shahriari, Noah Friedman-Rudovsky
Romance, love and jealousy become the motive and the justification for violence—preventing women from naming the aggressors, says a study on the coverage of violence in Bolivian media.
January 8, 2015 / The Guardian | Global Development
Sara Shahriari
Shelters, legal aid and lessons on economic self-sufficiency are helping to tackle rampant gender-based violence.
October 14, 2014
Sara Shahriari, Noah Friedman-Rudovsky
More than half of Bolivian women have experienced physical or sexual violence at the hands of an intimate partner, and the criminal justice system is often unresponsive to their plight.
October 14, 2014 / Christian Science Monitor
Sara Shahriari
Two political scandals swept headlines in Bolivia recently, giving rise to protests and a campaign to publicize past misogynistic comments or policies by political candidates.
November 6, 2012 / The Seattle Globalist
Sara Shahriari
Marcelino Coila Choque is from a family of fishermen in Peru. From his small village along Lake Titicaca, he has watched the lake's water turn opaque and the fish population plummet.

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