Simón I. Patiño Foundation

Editions Patiño

Geneva, Switzerland

Contact Us

Editions Patiño

8, rue Giovanni-Gambini
1206 Geneva
Tel. :+41 (0)22 347 02 11
Fax :+41 (0)22 789 18 29

Editions Patiño

We have published 52 books, 21 of which have bilingual versions and 5 have trilingual versions

The Editions Patiño showcases the lesser-known aspects and cultural diversity of Latin America through its collection entitled “Littératures et cultures latino-américaines” - Latin American literature and culture. We publish anthologies of poetry in bilingual editions for Spanish-language literature and in trilingual versions for the Amerindian world, as well as novels.

The works published by Editions Patiño can be viewed on its website:

Our Centres

The Foundation’s administrative headquarters has been situated in Geneva since 1958. All our student scholarships are administered from here, as are our wider activities across Bolivia. Throughout the year, we host a series of cultural events in Geneva, aimed at promoting youth talent in Switzerland.


La Paz & El Alto

The Patiño Foundation carries out a range of cultural, educational and literary activities at its facility in La Paz, Bolivia’s capital city.

In order to address the needs of the rural population that has moved to El Alto, Bolivia’s second-largest city, our Foundation has built a nutrition Centre there that helps over 220 children each year.


Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz de la Sierra is Bolivia’s fastest-growing city and largest economic centre. It is home to many petrochemical and agricultural companies. As the city is located in the country’s tropical lowlands, the Foundation plays a pivotal role in educating the local population and farmers to work with the area’s fragile environment. In addition, we provide a hugely-popular programme of cultural and educational activities.