Monthly Archives: August 2014

what the hell is anticrético?

Bolivians enjoy a unique property leasing option known as anticrético.  It is a process where the owner of a property leases out the residence in exchange for an interest free loan for a period of at least one year.  The tenant will loan … Continue reading

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Air Safety in Bolivia

Bolivia’s air safety record isn’t as bad as one might think.  The country has only seen 3 fatal crashes in the last 6 years with a total death toll of 19.  This is partly due to its small scale aviation industry which … Continue reading

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Bolivia legalises child labour

Last month Bolivia took the unprecedented step of legalising child labour from the age of 10. Bolivia is now the only country in the world to allow children under 14 into the work force. The move has been met with condemnation … Continue reading

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Entrada Universitaria and Bolivian dance

A unique and fun aspect of Bolivian culture is the entrada, a street parade featuring traditional music, dance and costume.  There are a huge variety of styles and genres which vary from region to region.  The dances of the amazon are completely different to those … Continue reading

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Evo and Israel

Bolivia’s current president, Evo Morales, is somewhat of an anti-american far left socialist. He regularly criticizes the United States and once evicted their entire diplomatic mission during a disagreement over coca farming.  He is a prominent member of the Latin American Socialist Presidents Club which … Continue reading

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