Author Archives: Winifred Tate

Day 2: Contemporary Social Problems in Bolivia

We began this morning with a rousing discussion of neoliberalism, inclusion and cosmopolitanism inspired by Nancy Postero’s article on the struggle to create radical democracy in Bolivia. Then, we heard a sweeping summary of contemporary issues in Bolivia from Vivian … Continue reading

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Day 1: Bolivian History

Today was a full day! We started with a few reminders from Lee about Bolivian manners (greet everyone in the room, and be sure to say goodbye to everyone!) and safety (sadly illustrated by the stitches she got yesterday after … Continue reading

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Arrival

It was a miracle! Everyone arrived on time, with their bags, most exhausted after the over night flight but in good spirits. We began our orientation with Lee Criland, from Volunteer Bolivia, who gave an overview of safety tips, home-stay … Continue reading

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