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Editor’s Note: Issue 1

Every week we will be sharing one of the pieces from our first ever 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. Here is the editor’s note:   Rosanna West, Phoebe Hopson and Sophie Wall first met on a […]

Inspiration of the week #12: Ana Carolina Fernandes

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 Brazilian documentary photographer Ana Carolina Fernandes.    Ana Carolina Fernandes is an acclaimed […]

Inspiration of the week #11: Christian Rodriguez

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 documentary photographer Christian Rodriguez from Uruguay.    Christian Rodriguez is a documentary photographer and […]

This Month in Literature…6 Literary Podcasts

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 January, BristoLatino Literature Editor Edie Essex Barrett introduces us to some Latin American […]

Inspiration of the week #10: Angela Camacho

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 Angela Camacho.   Angela Camacho archives images of women activists and role models from […]

Genre Lens: Mexican surf-punk selection

Music Editor Lily Stroud takes a look at punky grooves hailing from coastal México.   If you’re a fan of King Krule, Mac DeMarco or Steve Lacy.. listen up! At first, Mexican surf-punk might sound like a random amalgamation of words. On closer look however, we see the genre makes a lot of sense. With […]

From the Archives...

What legacy has the Bento Rodrigues dam disaster left Brazil?

One year on from Brazil’s worst ever environmental tragedy, BristoLatino editor Will May analyses its consequences and the Brazilian government’s (lack of) reaction. At 3.45pm on 5th November 2015, an enormous tailings dam burst in the mining district of Mariana, Brazil, releasing 60 million cubic meters of toxic brown slurry that engulfed surrounding farmland and villages. 17 […]

Tawai: Bruce Parry’s voice from the forest

Rebecca Wilson attended the opening night of Bruce Parry’s environmental documentary at the Watershed to find out what we can learn from the both the groups Parry stayed with, and from his own conclusions. Bruce Parry’s new feature-length documentary, ‘Tawai’ takes the Western viewer to the jungles of Borneo, to a tranquil Saddhu community in India […]

Fairy Tales and Social Critique in Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water

Hailed as a return to his Gothic cinematic roots, Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water has already started to garner acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. Bristolatino’s Helen Brown takes us through a closer look at the allegorical meanings hidden in the film. Guillermo del Toro’s new film The Shape of Water features an amphibian humanoid […]

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