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In conversation with Colombian illustrator: El chico sin cabello de pan

Colombian illustrator El chico sin cabello de pan creates striking personal comics that will stick with you for a long time. BristoLatino’s editor-in-chief Isaac Norris interviews him about his creative process.    Isaac: Where did your interest for cartoons come from?  I have always had a deep connection with comics, particularly manga. Ever since I was a […]

This Mexico City café was the favourite haunt of Latin America’s biggest icons

Founded in 1952, Café La Habana is best known as the place where Fidel Castro and Ché Guevara planned the Cuban Revolution. Colombia’s Gabriel García Márquez, arguably Latin America’s greatest ever author, used to visit and is said to have written part of his magic realism masterpiece, One Hundred Years of Solitude, there, while Mexican […]

Inspiration of the week #5: Ricardo Stuckert

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 photographer Ricardo Stuckert.    Riccardo Stuckert is a Brazilian photographer […]

‘Chile has woken up’: The neoliberal nightmare

Bristolatino’s Charlotte Crawford is currently on her year abroad in Chile and here she shares her thoughts on the current political crisis which has engulfed the South American nation. When looking into Chile for my year abroad, I, like many others who decide to come here, was comforted by its ‘good’ reputation. “The safest country […]

This Month in Literature… Seven Recommendations

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 October, Literature Editor Edie Essex Barrett brings you a selection of […]

Inspiration of the Week #4: Matias Javier

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 Chilean photographer Matias Javier.   Matias Javier is a Chilean photographer […]

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This month we’re reading… A Collection of Dark Stories from Central America

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, Literature Editor Isaac Norris explores an anthology of  harrowing Central American […]

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 […]

Photo focus: ‘Street Life’ in Mexico City

Sam Benstead photography: The streets of Mexico City The first photograph shows a disused railway track that has been converted into a site for makeshift homes in the centre of Mexico City. The shacks extend for as far as the eye can see and are built from scrap metal, wood and plastic. Note the washing line and padlocks on […]

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