Historias 93 – Mobility and Environmental Change in Eastern Bolivia with Ben Nobbs-Thiessen

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One of the more consequential and least studied outcomes of Bolivia’s 1952 national revolution was settling and transformation of the country’s tropical eastern frontier. In a conversation about his new book Landscape of Migration: Mobility and Environmental Change on Bolivia’s Tropical Frontier, 1952 to the Present, Ben Nobbs-Thiessen explains how Mennonites from Mexico, Okinawans, and highland Bolivian indigenous moved into the region and forever transformed the environment, society, and the trajectory of the city of Santa Cruz.