9 Shots and a Dog Bite. Street Photography in Bolivia’s La Paz!

“There isn’t a modern rabies vaccine in La Paz – or in Bolivia for that matter!” were the words from our doctor, albeit in Spanish, after running around La Paz to every hospital, clinic, and doctor’s office we could find! Unfortunately a dog bite had cramped our style and our plans, and we were in desperate search of a rabies vaccine. Bolivia has to have it – we thought. We never would have imagined that there could possibly be a […]

Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni – Lithium and Poverty

With the world moving towards electric cars and the never ending consumption of personal electronic devices, lithium will be the oil of the future. Estimates are that between 50% and 70% of the world’s lithium can be found within Bolivia’s Salar de Uyani (Uyani salt flats). Bolivia’s president, Evo Morales, campaigned in 2009 on a promise he would invest almost a billion dollars in exploration and extraction of mining lithium from the Salar de Uyani, and up until now has […]