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Searching for RuneScape’s Venezuelan Gold Farmers

As Venezuela plunges deeper into socio-economic turmoil, young people have turned to RuneScape as a lifeline. In this story, Louis Sanger delves deep into the world of RuneScape and Venezuela’s new trend of digital gold mining for cash.   The icon is an ‘R’ and an ‘S’ stylised to look as if they’ve been carved […]

Oscar Andrés Pardo Vélez Medellín, Colombia, 2016.

‘I’m shouting because they’re killing us’: International Women’s Day in Colombia

In the lead-up to International Women’s Day, also known as 8M in Colombia, Jessica Fortune looks at the history of the celebration, women’s rights in Colombia and the country’s feminist agenda today.   International Women’s Day is a focal point for women’s rights and gender equality, celebrated throughout the world. Its origins date back to […]

Geoff Arias

Bristol musicians at the forefront of UK latinx music scene

Although the UK’s growing Latin American-heritage population still don’t receive the kind of visibility they deserve, a new 19-track record documenting the UK latinx music scene is to be released on major streaming platforms, marking an important moment for music-lovers and British Latin Americans. Bristol, a hub for music and creativity is of course represented […]

On Love and Dying Languages: an interview with Juana Adcock

 This article originally appeared in our first print magazine which discusses all things Latin America! We hope you become inspired to read and learn more about this fascinating region of the world. Surrounded by spiky monkey puzzle trees and leafy palms, I met with poet and translator Juana Adcock in Walworth Garden before her talk at […]

A Story of Asylum: An Interview with John Washington

BristoLatino’s Isaac Norris talked with journalist and translator John Washington about his brilliant new book, “The Dispossessed,” asylum and border politics, and more.    Arnovis Guidos Portillo, a Salvadoran man in his mid-twenties, first made the perilous journey to the United States in 2016, leaving behind his partner and young daughter. He was forced to leave his home […]

How Covid-19 took its toll on Indigenous Mexicans in the US

Mexicans in the United States have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Last month, the remains of several hundred Mexicans were repatriated to their home country. Rafael Flores Zafra writes about Mixtecs, an indigenous peoples of southern Mexico.    On 11 July, a repatriation flight from New York to Mexico transported the remains of 200 Mexican migrants who had […]

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Music focus: Perotá Chingó

BristoLatino editor Becca Wilson on the Argentinian group Perotá Chingó and their ongoing musical journey. In 2011, Julia Ortiz and Dolores Aguirre decided to travel the Uruguayan coast, hitchhiking with a guitar and their fearless voices. Friends for 20 years, Juli and Lola both come from the porteño northern coast of Rio de la Plata. Perotá Chingó began […]

Music focus: ZYDERAL

Music editor Rebecca Wilson introduces alternative Latin American power pop duo, ZYDERAL, to our repertoire. ZYDERAL are the Argentine-Colombian electronic power duo, hailing from Bogotá. The act is composed of partners-in-crime Delfina Dib: Argentinian singer and songwriter, and Camilo Zúñiga [ZIAH]: Colombian producer, composer and DJ. They have just launched their 9-track album, ‘Elemental’: an assemblage of trip-hop, […]

El Profe-Jenifer Cerero Guerra

BristoLatino presents Jenifer Cerero Guerra‘s El profe. The novela is part of a series of short stories recounting failed love affairs and published by Jenifer as her Arts degree final piece at the the Bogotá university, La Javeriana.   1. Rompiendo el cascarón   Aquel 19 de enero de 2009 tenía solo 18 años, me encontraba frente al edificio […]