Cochabanner - October 2016

Speaking English in Bolivia

In Bolivia, Spanish is the official language. Everyone speaks Spanish except Bolivians who live in the countryside. Their native languages are either Quechua, Aymara or one of the other 34 indigenous languages. The fact that almost no one speaks English is a problem for both Bolivians who wants to learn the language and for the tourists who cannot make themselves understandable due to the language barrier. So the question is: why is it not common to learn English in Bolivia?
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The Center that cares for malnourished infants in Cochabamba

Though every child should be a well-nourished and happy creature, not all are. When they are not, the Albina R Patiño Centro de Nutricion Infantil rises to the challenge.
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Carnival: A reminder of Bolivia's syncretism

The famous annual carnival in Bolivia might have an European catholic origin, but is today one that celebrates Bolivia's unique religious plurality.
When visiting La Paz's Museum of Ethnography and Folklore, one is struck by the vivid personalities carved into the faces of the masks on display, making their display room one of the museum's most haunting ones.
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Remarkable Bolivian Women

The Chuflay is a traditional Bolivian drink, made from the spirit Singani, which is only produced in Bolivia’s mountains. However, its origin is not purely Bolivian.
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The Center that cares for malnourished infants in Cochabamba
Though every child should be a well-nourished and happy creature, not all are. When they are not, the Albina R Patiño Centro de Nutricion Infantil rises to the challenge.
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