Brits in Bolivia – bits and pieces

Former British diplomat, Alan Shave – living in La Paz since his retirement in 1996 – was challenged, over a glass of cognac, to write a history of the British in Bolivia. His investigations have now produced some 40 chapters in draft – and he’s still researching everything British in his adoptive country from bilateral relations to spies, mining and railway development and more.

“Fiesta Boliviana”

Summer Picnic in Regents Park Sunday, 19 August 14:30 till 18:00 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. We will haveContinue reading ““Fiesta Boliviana””

Revolutions in Bolivia

The Institute of Latin American Studies and The Anglo-Bolivian Society are pleased to announce their joint conference “Revolutions in Bolivia”. Friday 16 March 2018 Room G35 (Bloomsbury Room) Senate House Malet Street London WC1E 7HU To register please go to or telephone 020 7862 8871 £20 standard fee £15 for A-BS members £10 forContinue reading “Revolutions in Bolivia”

How Bolivia curbed coca production by moving away from violent crackdowns

Dr Thomas Grisaffi is a social anthropologist currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of the Americas (University College London). His main research focus is the political ascent of the Chapare coca growers’ union in Bolivia. Thursday 6 April 2017, 18.30 Room G34, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Tickets, includingContinue reading “How Bolivia curbed coca production by moving away from violent crackdowns”