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Diego Maradona: Embodying a Collective Myth

BristoLatino‘s Pete Keenlyside comments on ‘Diego Maradona’, a film which captures the extraordinary life of the Argentinean footballing icon. The latest documentary by award-winning filmmaker Asif Kapadia tells the story of the Argentinian football icon, Diego Maradona. Combining voiceover interviews, a pulsating soundtrack, and candid footage of Maradona both on and off the pitch, Kapadia delivers […]

Latin American Women in the music industry at London’s FLAWA festival

FLAWA festival seeks to promote the visibility of Latin American women in the UK arts scene and beyond. Last week at FLAWA’s panel discussion, the spotlight was on women in the music industry. BristoLatino’s Rebecca Wilson reports. Female Latin American musicians are underrepresented in the UK. This was the first statement made at FLAWA‘s Women in Music […]

Truth and Memory in Peru: A Conversation with Jesús Cossio

Alexander Hill speaks to Peruvian comic book artist Jesús Cossio. The artist sheds light on his work which documents Peru’s bloody recent history.  17 May 1980 marked the start of the bloodiest war in Peruvian history. It was an internal conflict in which 69,280 Peruvians lost their lives as victims of extrajudicial killings, disappearances, torture, massacres, and […]

Birds of Passage: an engagingly educational gangster affair

Maximilian Gibson comments on Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego’s Birds of Passage on the day of its release in UK cinemas and online. A film very different from their Oscar-nominated Embrace of the Serpent, will it receive the same praise and how will Brits interpret this recognisable tale?   Birds of Passage offers at points an engaging exploration […]

A Soulful Evening with Carla Morrison

Elias Ephron reviews the Mexican alternative indie artist and Latin Grammy winning musician Carla Morrison’s recent intimate Bristol Show. The Mexican singer Carla Morrison’s May 3rd Concert at The Station was – in a word – angelic. With that I refer not just to the singer’s vocals, which enveloped the small space in a cloud […]

This month we’re reading… Short Walks from Bogotá

Every month, we tell you which Latin American writings we are reading. Taking many different forms and featuring writers stretching the whole of the South, Central and North America, we bring to you a wide selection of the works that are stirring literary interests. This month, Tilly Compton delves into Tom Feiling’s enthralling journey through Colombia’s […]

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This month we’re reading….Liliana Lara

Every month, we tell you which Latin American writings we are reading. Taking many different forms and featuring writers stretching the whole of the South, Central and North America, we bring to you a wide selection of the modern works that are stirring literary interests. This month, Literature Editor Millie Corp explores the work of […]

Love and loathing in Buenos Aires 

Football raises heart rates worldwide, though Argentina’s fans arguably rank among the most riotous. Sports editor Will Sansom experienced it first-hand. Whenever Boca Juniors play River Plate the streets are empty. There is little traffic and shops remain closed for the afternoon. Football fans huddle together indoors to watch the two biggest teams in Argentina compete […]

The horrors (*delights) of South American bus travel… Sit back and recline

‘Don’t look down!’ Tom Gidman on the highs and lows of bussing through South America. Before I began my trip around Latin America, one of the biggest worries I had was the inevitable bus travel. Having been shown photo after photo of the infamous camino de la muerte, I quickly assumed that all Latin American roads were thin gravel tracks […]

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