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FORMER FARC LEADERS REARM: WHAT’S NEXT FOR COLOMBIA’S FRAGILE PEACE?

Former FARC commanders Iván Márquez, Jesús Santrich and El Paisa have announced that they are rearming less than three years after signing a peace agreement with the State. Alfred Davies reports for BristoLatino on what this announcement might mean for peace in Colombia.  The peace process in Colombia was dealt a severe blow at the end […]

Mexican artist David Álvarez captures the night

Mexican illustrator David Álvarez makes hand-drawn illustrations that combine breathtaking technical skill with creativity and humour. BristoLatino’s editor-in-chief Helen Brown interviews  Álvarez about Mesoamerican mythology, the moon, and his creative process.   In Noche Antigua (Ancient Night), Álvarez illustrates a Mesoamerican myth explaining the phases of the moon. Each night a dutiful rabbit fills the moon with […]

VIA ARTS PRIZE: Call for entries now open!

The VIA Arts Prize, the UK’s only Ibero-American themed visual arts competition, invites artists to create works inspired by Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese arts and cultures. The prize is organised by the Association of Cultural Attachés of Latin America, Spain and Portugal (ACALASP) with support from  People’s Palace Projects and Instituto Cervantes. BristoLatino’s Helen Brown discusses the […]

Sexuality and sisterhood in CASA Festival’s LADYLIKE

CASA festival, London’s festival of Latin American Arts, opened last Tuesday at Dalston’s Arcola Theatre with Ella Mesma company’s dance show ‘LADYLIKE’, and Brazilian theatre piece ‘Unfamiliar’, both followed by the all-female mariachi band, Las Adelitas. The dance performance explored sisterhood, softness, sanity and sexuality through a range of different dance styles, Latin music, and theatre. […]

The politics of avocado production in Chile and Mexico

BristoLatino’s Lara Bodger explores the environmental and political consequences of avocado production in two producer countries, Mexico and Chile. Avocado on toast is a dietary staple for me, much like other stereotypical millennials. That being said, I try and limit my consumption due to the environmental implications of enjoying a fruit that comes from the other […]

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 […]

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¡Adiós Buena Vista!

Claudia Posada-Fawcett was fortunate enough to attend legendary Cuban musical group Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club’s farewell tour. She recounts her highlights, and tells us why she thinks the reach of Cuban music will only widen. Whilst enjoying some pre-concert sushi in Cloudy Bay, one of the Royal Albert Hall’s restaurants, I had the thrill of overhearing the spectacular […]

Art focus: La Casa de los Artistas

Bristolatino editor, Rebecca Wilson, visited the Mexican gallery in July. Here´s a taste of what´s to see. In Mérida – a city of plazas, horse and carts, mezcalerías and pulquerías – lies a gem. Nahualli, Casa de los Artistas is in fact the family home of artists Abel Vázquez and Melva Medina, in which they […]

Neruda’s first biographer

Edie Essex Barrett interviewed Adam Feinstein, the official biographer of Pablo Neruda: Chilean poet, diplomat, politician and Nobel Prize for Literature winner in 1971. A passion for Neruda has led to a lifelong, fascinating and diverse career for the biographer, Adam Feinstein. His love for Neruda’s work “started in the late-1990s and never stopped,” he told […]

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