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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 […]

Olvidarte Nunca Exhibits photographs from Chile’s social uprising

Social unrest in Chile 18 photographs 18 stories 18 October   Olvidarte Nunca (Never Forget You) is a permanent, collective exhibition of 18 photographs from 18 different Chilean photographers. The images were all captured at different moments during Chile’s recent social protests, which began on 18 October 2019. The idea behind the exhibition is to […]

JSCA releases new track and video for “María”, an ode to Colombia

“Maria”, the fresh track from new voice of South London, JSCA, is an R&B/soul devotion to all-encompassing love, and an ode to Colombia. This track follows her debut “Carousel”, a neo-soul crooner with sunny congas and sweet soulful harmonies reminiscent of Charlotte Dos Santos, Fatima and Mahalia. JSCA’s voice is strong and distinct on ‘María’, […]

Film Focus: Breakwater

BristoLatino’s Rupert Comer comments on Cris Lyra’s Breakwater, a powerfully poignant Brazilian film exploring the power of friendship and sexuality. Cris Lyra’s short Breakwater (2019) paints an intimate portrait of a group of young lesbians from São Paulo, who travel to a remote beach to celebrate the New Year. Through a series of conversations taking place as […]

Photography collective document life during covid-19 in Latin America

BristoLatino editor-in-chief Isaac Norris reports on Covid Latam, the collective Latin American photography project documenting how coronavirus is affecting Latin America. Covid Latam is made up of a powerhouse group of 18 photographers – 9 men and 9 women – covering 13 countries: Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela, Guatemala, Costa Rica, […]

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Photo focus: Bogotá by Samuel Aranda

Anybody who has travelled to Colombia will have undoubtedly spent some time in the country’s capital, Bogotá. It is expected that the transient tourist will not see all the diverse layers of the city, as the Lonely Planet checklist is dutifully abided by. However, even for those staying longer, it is difficult to scratch the surface of the […]

Exclusive! Brazilian Wax’s best albums of 2018

Joe Osborne of DJ duo Brazilian Wax, who run a radio show and club night touring from Leeds to Bristol and beyond, talks us through his top Brazilian albums of 2018. Listen on Spotify now!   10. Juliano Gauche – Afastamento  The guitar tone at 2:25 on Longe, Enfim is enough for this album to […]

Gam̈a͇ puts a microscope to the sounds of Brazil

Gam̈a͇ is an artist and musician who melds the sounds of Brazil’s cities and natural landscapes to create unique electronic albums. BristoLatino’s Rebecca Wilson reports. Gama is a multidisciplinary Brazilian artist from a metropolitan area of Rio de Janeiro. The artist’s androgynous name avoids definition and allows them to play with gender, “although this wasn’t […]