The making of “Boquerón: the story that must be told”

Tonchy Antezana (recorded interview and presentation) Bolivian scriptwriter and film maker Joint presentation with the Institute of Latin American Studies Thursday 30 October at 19:00 Room G34, Senate House, Malet Street, WC1E 7H Boquerón was the first major battle of the Chaco war fought between Bolivia and Paraguay from 7 to 29 September 1932 atContinue reading “The making of “Boquerón: the story that must be told””

The Road to Where? The Struggle for the Future of the Isiboro Secure National Park & Indigenous Territory (TIPNIS)

Jessica Hope, Postgraduate Researcher Institute of Development, Policy and Management (IDPM), University of Manchester Joint presentation with the Institute of Latin American Studies Thursday 25 September at 18:00 for 18:30 The building of a new highway, planned to cut through the Isiboro Secure Indigenous Territory and National Park (TIPNIS), in lowland Bolivia, has tested theContinue reading “The Road to Where? The Struggle for the Future of the Isiboro Secure National Park & Indigenous Territory (TIPNIS)”

“Fiesta Boliviana” Summer Picnic in Regents Park on Marylebone Green

All ABS members, friends, families, children are cordially invited. Please bring drinks, refreshments, juices, salads, pasta, quinoa, salteñas – Bolivian specialities most welcome — sandwiches, cake, nibbles and fruit to share. Don’t forget balloons, blankets, sunglasses, funny hats, umbrellas, sun cream. Bring sweets, biscuits, energy bars to fill the piñata. We will have lots ofContinue reading ““Fiesta Boliviana” Summer Picnic in Regents Park on Marylebone Green”

¿En defensa de la hoja de coca? The anti-drugs policies of Evo Morales and the Movimiento al Socialismo

Stacey Dunlea Postgraduate Researcher University of Sheffield Joint presentation with the Institute of Latin American Studies Friday 9 May at 18:00 for18:30 This paper explores recent developments relating to coca leaf cultivation and cocaine production in Bolivia, and in particular counter-narcotics measures under the MAS administration. The 2005 election of the Movimiento al Socialismo’s  Evo Morales,Continue reading “¿En defensa de la hoja de coca? The anti-drugs policies of Evo Morales and the Movimiento al Socialismo”

The making of a transnational community: Bolivian ex-miners’ migration strategies

Dr. Tanja Bastia Lecturer in Urban Development University of Manchester Wednesday 26 March at 18:00 Joint presentation with the Institute of Latin American Studies Senate House, Malet Street, WC1E 7HU The history of Bolivian geographic mobility represents a fascinating case study from which to better understand global processes of migration and the consequences that migrationContinue reading “The making of a transnational community: Bolivian ex-miners’ migration strategies”