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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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Inspiration of the week #9: Alejandro Cegarra

Every week we will be sharing an inspirational figure from Latin America, someone who we think you deserve to know about. Our aim is to spread the creativity and passion for their subject and hopefully inspire you as well ! This week we chose the Venezuelan photographer Alejandro Cegarra.    Born in Caracas, Veneuzela, photographer Alejandro Cegarra […]

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 […]

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 […]