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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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Inspiration of the week #8: Dinho Lascoski

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 illustrator Dinho Lascoski.    Dinho Lascoski (Cláudio Fernando Lascoski) was born […]

Ariwo: exploring the fusion of electronic and Afro-Cuban sounds

In celebration of their fourth birthday, on Saturday 29th September Bristol-based Worm Disco Club collaborated with Manana//Cuba to transform Bedminster venue Fiddlers and to bless Bristol with a night of musical mastery. Bristolatino’s Chloe Budd reports.   The evening opened with Bristol’s own 8-piece instrumental group Tezeta, hailing from local musical collective ‘Bloom’. Taking their […]

An insider guide to Argentinian delights

Bristolatino’s Vanessa Allen takes us on a whirlwind tour of Argentina’s mouth-watering culinary delights – A read which will certainly make your belly rumble with hunger! South America. Not only is it stunning, unique and full of friendly people, it is also blessed with delicious food and diverse drinks. I’m going to take you on […]