Issue of December 2015
Tia International Aid
Armando is a 15-year-old boy. He left his family’s home at the age of eight because his stepmother used to beat him. Four years later, he has been rescued from the streets and placed in one of Cochabamba’s orphanage. His addiction to drugs was already very strong; therefore, he needed time to start over with his life.
Issue of October 2015
First Friday of the Month
Coming to Bolivia you will find that the Bolivian people are full of interesting traditions and rich culture. On the first Friday of the month, there is a chance you will experience an unfamiliar smell in the streets, and maybe you will see some smoke, too. But there is no reason to worry; it is only Bolivians doing the Khoa.
Issue of June 2015
Discover Cochabamba’s heritage at the
Night of the museums 2015
On the Friday 15th of May took place in Cochabamba the Night of the Museums. On this one day, 21 cultural places of the city freely opened their door to more than 15 000 visitors. This event is organized since 2012 in Cochabamba and keeps on growing a little bit more each year.
Issue of April 2015
Pedestrian and Biking Day in Cochabamba
Imagine standing in the middle of Heroinas Avenue. No traffic, no honking, just silence. This can be experienced three times a year in Cochabamba. A woman is heavily stomping on her orange bike’s pedals. Two kids are racing each other, just managing not to bump into the group of people walking in front of them. This Sunday, the streets of Cochabamba are dedicated to the walking and the cyclists. The endless honking from the chaotic traffic has been paused in favor of Mother Nature. This is Pedestrian and Biking Day.
Issue of February 2015
The Battle to Save Bolivia’s Wildlife
The ongoing fight against animal trafficking is perhaps one Bolivia’s lesser known struggles; but it inspires intense passion in those who join it. The trade itself, however, is only one battle. Rescued animals must not only be nursed back to health, but taken care of, with the ultimate goal being to reintroduce them back in to the wild - a goal which is not always achieved. I spoke with an animal rights organisation and the government office to see how big this problem has become, and what is being done about it.