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Bolivia

Q&A: How a Soybean Boom Threatens the Amazon

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.

Bolivia Confronts Domestic Violence

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.

Combating Violence Against Women in Bolivia

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.

Bolivia: Family Violence and the Ripple Effect

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.

June 13, 2016

The “War on Drugs” in South America

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.

"La Hoja" by Gabrielle Weiss Wins Unspoken Truth Award at Media That Matters

Two Pulitzer Center-supported films won honors at the 9th Annual Media That Matters Film Festival June 3. Jennifer Redfearn's "The Next Wave," a short version of "Sun Come Up," her film on the effects of climate change on the native inhabitants of the Carteret Islands, won the Jury Award. Gabrielle Weiss' "La Hoja," on coca leaf farmers and the coca industry in Bolivia, won the Unspoken Truth Award. Congratulations, Jennifer and Gabrielle!

Museum of Current Crises

This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.