What is it and what does Bolivia Verifies?

Bolivia Verifica is a project of the Foundation for Journalism, non-profit or political tendency.

Among the things we do are:

  • We monitor the disinformation that circulates in the universe of social networks and with the help of digital tools and consultation with sources, we deny content that is out of context, that is false or that causes confusion.
  • We check statements of public discourse issued by politicians or anyone whose voice has high media coverage. We have a method of discourse analysis by which we submit the analyzed sentences.
  • We produce explainers to put in context and provide data to various issues on the public agenda.
  • We train journalists and students from all over the country in fact-checking

The Foundation for Journalism is a non-profit organization that was created by Bolivian journalists last year. 2008 and authorized to function as such by the Prefectural Resolution No. 603 of the Departmental Autonomous Government of La Paz.

You can find our statutes and our legal personality here.

Bolivia Verifica works with the methodology of Chequeado.com and adheres to the following principles:

Code of Principles of the International Fact-Checking Network, Poynter.

Code of Ethics for Journalists (APLP)


Disinformation is a sign of the time in which we operate. While there is nothing new under the sun, the ecosystem of human relationships has never before been so linked to technology. therefore, disinformation is not new but the way it circulates is novel.

While social networks are the natural channel for the dissemination of disinformation, there is also the possibility that traditional media will incorporate them, intentionally or unintentionally, in your edits. Despite the fact that the media and journalists have as a rule to be wary of the information they receive, they can be surprised and fall into the traps of the so-called "post-truth", generating confusion, uncertainty and a public opinion supported by false data.

Disinformation is issued with the deliberate intent to deceive, misleading, manipulating personal decisions, discrediting or exalting an institution, entity or person or obtain economic gain or political gain.

Bolivia Verifica's work is framed within the strictest standards of impartiality and responsibility as necessary foundations to maintain a very high degree of credibility. I mean, does not maintain commitments to any political party or support any party ideology.

The work methodology is provided by the Argentine organization "Chequeado" that worked advising in several Latin American countries. The transfer of methodology and know-how was carried out through face-to-face workshops, online courses and permanent virtual tutoring.


Carla Tejerina de Cabezas


Ana Maria Tineo


Isabel Mercado Heredia


Carla Tejerina Heads

Secretary of finance

Renata Hofmann


Executive Staff

Renán Estenssoro Valdez

chief executive officer

Carminia Torres Ponce

Administration and Finance

Maria Isabel Gamboa


Yamel Villarroel


Tania Frank

Coordinator of the Master's Degree in Journalism and the Dual Training

Dayana Cardenas

Coordinator of the La Paz Observatory How We Go and the Media and Information Literacy (ami)

Sergio Ballon

Systems Department


Bolivia Verifica Team

Bolivia Verifica staff have no political affiliation or ideological or religious commitments. His work is strictly journalistic and independent and falls within the ethical parameters and principles of the Foundation for Journalism.


Carolina Mendez Valencia (Editor-in-Chief)
Degree in Social Communication – Master's degree in Latin American Social Studies
He worked in the unitel and Bolivisión networks and was a correspondent in Página Siete.

Adriana Olivera Rodriguez (Policy Editor)
Degree in Social Communication – journalist
He worked at La Región magazine, Publiagro magazine (pat) and Business Scenario.

Jesus Ramiro Vargas Villena (Health Editor)
Degree in Social Communication – Diploma in Journalism for Development, Latin American Journalism as a Leading Agent in Social Development – journalist
He works at the magazine Verdad con Tinta, Radio Correos del Sur and is also a professor at the Bolivian Catholic University.


Joaquin Alvaro Martela Cruz
Degree in Social Communication – journalist

Paola Palacios
Degree in Social Communication – journalist
He worked at the Forest Development Fund and the NGO PRACTICAL ACTION – PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS

Marcelo Blanco
Degree in Social Communication – Diplomas in Investigative Journalism and Writing and Editing of Texts and News – journalist

He worked as a tutor at the Bolivian Catholic University and the Foundation for Journalism


Romina Gariazu

marketing – coordinator