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.
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.
Peruvians and Bolivians who depend on Lake Titicaca say pollution complicates their work and even puts their livelihoods at risk. This report traces water from Andean glaciers to the lake itself.
Latin America now faces the challenge of coping with the potentially devastating impacts of climate change.
The Incas believed that the god Viracocha rose from the waters of Lake Titicaca and created mankind. Now, mankind's trash is endangering the waters of the sacred lake.
The booming urban populations of Bolivia and Peru are threatening Lake Titicaca, as well as the indigenous populations that depend on it.
In Bolivia, urban growth poses a major pollution threat to Lake Titicaca, South America's largest freshwater lake. Some downstream communities are trying to fight back.