Our articles cover a wide range of topics, from women’s empowerment to indigenous education to Bolivian society and politics. Our aim is to inform, inspire and bring our readers closer to the Chaco and the issues that matter to us most.
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In a few days, voters will go to the polls. They will decide the leadership of their country as they confront grave challenges to its democratic institutions against the backdrop of the ongoing ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic and its accompanying economic turmoil.
We are not all in this together. Sure, we are all experiencing the common disruption that is COVID-19. But some are shouldering the burden more heavily than others. One such group is women in Latin America.
In Bolivia, there are two holidays in each calendar year which recognize and celebrate women. By exploring the roots of these holidays, we open a window into Bolivian culture and history.
From planting, to harvesting, to de-shelling, to cooking, to eating, peanut soup is a delicious microcosm of life at a slower pace.
While extractive industries like natural gas can spur investment in infrastructure and create jobs, Bolivia’s history provides a stark warning on the fleeting benefits of economic growth based on export commodities.
“Why are we doing this?” As members of the Chaco Fund’s Board of Directors rolled down the main highway in the Chaco on one rainy and humid day this past November, this question led to a pause in conversation.