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History, Memory and Politics in Venezuela: A Talk By Inés Quintero

  Inés Quintero, one of the leading historians in Venezuela, a Professor at the Universidad Central de Venezuela and a visiting Benjamin Meaker Fellow at the University of Bristol gave a talk about the political use of history in contemporary Venezuela which Bristolatino editor Zara Huband attended. Quintero was joined by a panel of experts in the […]

Ana Vallejo’s photography humanises Bogotá’s illegal settlements

Ana Vallejo is a Colombian photographer based in Bogotá. Her project, Entre Nubes, focuses on San Germán, a makeshift neighbourhood in a National Park on the outskirts of Bogotá, where people internally displaced from various conflicts around Colombia have settled after finding themselves unable to find housing in the capital. BristoLatino’s editor-in-chief, Helen Brown, interviewed Ana […]

Mesmerizing soundscapes at MUTEK México 2018

Bristolatino’s Literature Editor Isaac Norris attended this year’s edition of MUTEK México (19-25 Nov), an annual music festival held in the sprawling capital city. MUTEK festival is the biggest platform for innovative audiovisual experiences in Mexico. Over the past 15 years its devoted team of organizers have created an impeccable line-up year after year, always discovering unique venues […]

ART FOCUS: JUAN RULFO PHOTOGRAPHY

Juan Rulfo was one of the most important Mexican authors of the 20th century, despite publishing only three books. BristoLatino’s editor-in-chief Helen Brown looks at his lesser-known career as a photographer, documenting the people, landscape and architecture of rural Mexico and Mexico City.   Juan Rulfo was born in 1917 in Jalisco, and in the early years of […]

A lesson in chance: A conversation with sound artist Maria Chavez

Born in Lima, Peru but currently based in New York, Maria Chavez is an improvisational and experimental sound artist, turntablist, DJ and author of the book, Of Technique: Chance Procedures on Turntable. Following Chavez’s recent Bristol performance, Bristolatino’s Chloe Budd caught up with her via email. When asked beforehand what the audience could expect from her […]

BOLSONARO’S ELECTION SPARKS FEARS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND INDIGENOUS GROUPS IN BRAZIL

The election of far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro as Brazil’s new president has sent shockwaves throughout the world. BristoLatino’s Jack Francklin details the damage that the president-elect may cause to the local and global environment, as well as to indigenous groups in Brazil. The Brazilian people have voted – Jair Bolsonaro is their new president. On 28 October, […]

From the Archives...

Can Westerners meaningfully engage with Ayuhuasca?

Mexican-Israeli mastermind, Adam Andros Aronovich, lives in the Peruvian Amazon and works as a research coordinator for the Chaikuni Institute and the Temple of the Way of Light. He is an active member of the Medical Anthropology Research Center in Catalunya and has written for various publications around the world. This is an abbreviated version of his original article […]

Peace at last? Colombia’s new Transitional Justice Accord

BristoLatino features editor Georgina Turner asks whether the recent agreement on justice made at the Havana peace talks can be considered the beginning of the end of the Colombian internal conflict. Everybody is talking about the recently released Netflix series Narcos, which dramatizes Pablo Escobar’s long reign as head of Medellin’s infamous drug cartel and his criminal methods of control. As […]

Cycling’s turn in the Latin American limelight

In a region legendary for its footballing popularity and prowess, John Wiggins explores the rise of cycling at a professional and local level in Latin America.    Colombian cycling star Nairo Quintana/ MovistarTeam.com license CC BY Alongside the household football names of Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho, the Latin American pro cycling stars – […]

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