Jean Friedman-Rudovsky is a freelance journalist based in La Paz, Bolivia, where she has been reporting for print, radio and television since 2006. She is the Time magazine reporter in Bolivia and a frequent contributor to Science. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Economist, Foreign Policy, Christian Science Monitor, Village Voice Media, Sierra, Democracy Now and other publications. Research support for this article was provided by the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute