Since leaving the OII, Amaru has founded a magazine (Bolivian Express), and worked in the field of telecommunications strategy and innovation in Mountain View, CA. After returning to Bolivia in 2012 he has been an editor, journalist, and university lecturer. From 2014 to 2017 was Director for the Centre for Social Research (CIS), a department of the Bolivian civil service. In 2017 he started a PhD in Sociology at the University of Essex, and is currently studying the changing contours of the Bolivian middle class.