By legalizing coca- the key ingredient in cocaine--Bolivia has reduced crops and narco-conflict. But Washington disapproves.
Despite losing a referendum over his possible reelection, Bolivia's President Evo Morales appears intent on hanging on to power while his government threatens journalists.
Bolivia has passed a cutting edge gender identity law to meet the needs of its trans citizens. But President Evo Morales is still making homophobic and misogynistic public statements.
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.
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.
One organization in the Bolivian city of La Paz is training women in the country's booming building sector.
The death of María Isabel Pillco illustrates how far the country has to go in changing a culture of domestic abuse.
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.
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.
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.
Shelters, legal aid and lessons on economic self-sufficiency are helping to tackle rampant gender-based violence.
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.