Bolivian Andes: narratives on glacial retreat and migration. Raoul Kaenzig, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. 17.07.2013. Case study in the Bolivian andes. RESEARCH. 2 approaches : 1 ) O n narratives How the relation between glacial retreat and migration is framed in the medias?
Raoul Kaenzig, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
« In Bolivia, Water and Ice tell of climate change » NYT, 2009
“El deshielo empuja la emigración en una comunidad indígena de Bolivia.” CNN Mexico, 2011
Images: Vergara, 2008; RK 2010
“My four brothers are gone, they live in the city; because we lack terrain and we lack water. This year there is no water coming down the glacier!” (Khapi, man 32 y.o., 2012)
Experts say: no!
“They are enjoying an extra-amount of water. Until now, they have not experienced out-migration because of this.” (Environmental NGO director, La Paz, 2012).