Cochabanner - December 2016

Performing Life Through Arts on the Streets

"I came to Bolivia in 2003. I was travelling around and ended up in the streets. I foolishly decided to stay and not get on the plane to go home; so, with little knowledge of Spanish and no money, I had to search for gainful employment. I needed to do something to earn money, but I did not speak any Spanish. After observing some young chaps "juggling" two lemons and thinking, 'Hey, I can do that!' I decided to start juggling at stoplights. After spending a couple of months working alongside street kids washing windshields for pennies, I realized they could earn more money in less time by juggling and entertaining their audience[...]
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How Beyond Beanie is Changing Lives

Beyond Beanie is an up- and coming lifestyle and fashion company that sells ponchos, bags, beanies, and bracelets. These products are proudly made by Bolivian artisans. By helping these artisans selling their products, Beyond Beanie can create sustainable local jobs. Therefore, they no longer have to work on the streets. Ninet Meija is one of the artisans who is making fashion products for Beyond Beanie.
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Sinkholes. What are they and why are they becoming more common?

A sinkhole occurs when there is a depression or crater on the earth's surface caused by a collapse. They often vary in size, anywhere from 1 to 600 meters deep and wide. Sinkholes not only vary in size but also vary from soil covered dips to hard-edged chasms cut into the bedrock. Sinkholes are not confined to any particular area of the planet, and occur due to massive earthquakes across Latin America such as the one in Guatemala in 2010, to the small depressions in my home country of the United Kingdom, which happened very recently in Newcastle. Sinkholes have even been found on the surface of the famous 67P asteroid, often called Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
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Who was Simon Patiño, the Industrialist and Entrepreneur

SIMON PATIÑO was born in the department of Cochabamba in 1860, from very humble beginnings, his parents being of Spanish and Indian origin. Little is known of his early life, only that he began working in a general store and later drove mule trains in the Bolivian mountains.
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How Beyond Beanie is Changing Lives
Beyond Beanie is an up- and coming lifestyle and fashion company that sells ponchos, bags, beanies, and bracelets. These products are proudly made by Bolivian artisans. By helping these artisans selling their products, Beyond Beanie can create sustainable local jobs.
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