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Searching for RuneScape’s Venezuelan Gold Farmers

As Venezuela plunges deeper into socio-economic turmoil, young people have turned to RuneScape as a lifeline. In this story, Louis Sanger delves deep into the world of RuneScape and Venezuela’s new trend of digital gold mining for cash.   The icon is an ‘R’ and an ‘S’ stylised to look as if they’ve been carved […]

Oscar Andrés Pardo Vélez Medellín, Colombia, 2016.

‘I’m shouting because they’re killing us’: International Women’s Day in Colombia

In the lead-up to International Women’s Day, also known as 8M in Colombia, Jessica Fortune looks at the history of the celebration, women’s rights in Colombia and the country’s feminist agenda today.   International Women’s Day is a focal point for women’s rights and gender equality, celebrated throughout the world. Its origins date back to […]

Geoff Arias

Bristol musicians at the forefront of UK latinx music scene

Although the UK’s growing Latin American-heritage population still don’t receive the kind of visibility they deserve, a new 19-track record documenting the UK latinx music scene is to be released on major streaming platforms, marking an important moment for music-lovers and British Latin Americans. Bristol, a hub for music and creativity is of course represented […]

On Love and Dying Languages: an interview with Juana Adcock

 This article originally appeared in our first 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. Surrounded by spiky monkey puzzle trees and leafy palms, I met with poet and translator Juana Adcock in Walworth Garden before her talk at […]

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 […]

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The danger of revealing the truth in Mexico

The death-toll of Mexican journalists continues to rise as Mexico’s corrupt State actors silence their critics. Section editor Rebecca Wilson reports. Informar no es un crimen, no se mata la verdad matando periodistas (Reporting is not a crime- the truth can’t be killed by killing journalists) – Amnesty international The Mexican state of Veracruz is one of the […]

Reinterpreting traditional sounds at Bogotá’s Hermoso Ruido festival

Music editor Zara Huband attended Bogotá’s Hermoso Ruido, a festival showcasing the newest talent coming out of Latin America’s alternative music scene. The richness of Latin American music is born out of its cultural diversity and today’s emerging bands are making use of their past to create new and distinctive sounds. Hermoso Ruido is a 3-day festival […]

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 […]