Bolivian Tourism on the Rebound

Tourism in Bolivia is on an upward rise since the 1990s. Endowed with the sheer natural beauty of the Andes mountain range which adds to the geographic diversity of the region and despite being a part of the tropical zone, its climate can range from hot and humid to cold and dry. One of the [...]

On the Quality of Democracy – Bolivia’s Challenges and Lessons From India

When one thinks of a stable democracy in the developing world, India is among the first countries that come to mind. Since its independence in 1947 and its later transition to a republic in 1950, India has demonstrated the endurance of democratic governance, values and institutions, even in times of distress. On the other hand, [...]

Information Society in Bolivia

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) present a revolutionary approach to addressing developmental questions due to their unequaled capacity to provide access to information instantaneously from any location in the world at a relatively low cost. This has brought down global geographic boundaries faster than ever thought possible. The resulting new interconnected digital world heralds the [...]

Scope for Improvement in Bolivia – India Relations

In thinking of India-Bolivia relations, the first thought that comes to mind is: how little the peoples of the two countries know about each other and of their individual concerns and national aspirations. Both are distant in geographical location, on different continents, and with different cultures. While assessing the differences and distances, it is equally [...]

Identity Versus Unity – Solving Common Problems in a Country With 36 Nations

What is Plurinationalism? On February 7, 2009, Bolivia changed its official name from the Republic of Bolivia to the Plurinational State of Bolivia. The name change was one of many reforms brought on by the new constitution, and one which the country's indigenous had been demanding for years.  The indigenous, who make up approximately 70% [...]