American Movie Nights Kicks off with Blade Runner

On January 22, over 100 movie lovers enjoyed Ridley Scott’s Tech noir masterpiece Blade Runner (1982) as part of American Movie Nights at the Cinemateca in La Paz.  Combining an excellent performance from a young Harrison Ford, groundbreaking music from Vangelis, and Ridley Scott’s vision of a dystopian 2019 Los Angeles, Blade Runner is an …

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We are Inspira’d!

IVLP Alumna Fabiola Tito is leading the 2019 Inspira Program in Sucre. She has brought together alumni from different programs and backgrounds to collaborate on diverse projects. The overarching goal of the Inspira Program is to strengthen recently established alumni networks throughout Bolivia. In this second Inspira cycle, we will increase interaction, improve alumni participation …

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Tribute to Professor Jaime Escalante

Jaime Escalante, the Bolivian professor, who inspired thousands of students, who taught mathematics with a unique method, who contributed to the training of youths qualified as rebels, was honored by the United States Postal Service with the issuance of a stamp with his image, the image of Professor Escalante with his typical cap in front …

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Navajo and Aymara: Shared Culture Strengthens Renewable Energy Ties

From 18 to 25 July, the U.S. Embassy sponsored the visit of a delegation of faculty from the University of Colorado School of Mines, who visited several indigenous communities and gave lectures on the use of alternative energies to development rural areas. Doctors Masami Nakagawa and Whitney Trainor-Guitton, and Sam Woods, director of the Navajo …

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Creator of New Andean Architecture to travel to the United States for three weeks

He has one of the most creative minds in Bolivian architecture. His nearly 100 works, known as samples of the New Andean Architecture, have marked a before and after in urban design in El Alto. He is Silvestre Freddy Mamani, an architect who is packing his bags for three weeks to explore entrepreneurship in the …

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Special Envoy for the Rights of LGBTI Persons Visits Bolivia

On July 18, the first U.S. State Department Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons, Randy Berry, visited Bolivia to hold several meetings with officials and activists of the LGBTI community. The State Department created the Special Envoy position in 2015 to know more about and support the rights of LGBTI people worldwide, …

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