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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 Cosmic Boys bring communities together with their technicolour murals

The Cosmic Boys are an artist duo who paint murals all around the world, often collaborating with local people to make bright, colourful creations that unify communities from Syria to Brazil. BristoLatino’s Social Media Editor, Helen Westlake, gives an overview of their work.   This month, Arte Core held a two day convention at the […]

Calling out injustice

In 1990s Peru, hundreds of thousands of the country’s inhabitants were forcibly sterilised and their outcry silenced. Features editor Georgina Turner tells us about an innovative project addressing this historical injustice. On the 10th December 2015 Dr Matthew Brown and Dr Karen Tucker of the University of Bristol officially launched a project, in association with London’s Chaka Studio, that they […]

Why you should listen to ‘Nací Orishas’

Bristolatino joint editor-in-chief Rosanna West gives us Orishas, a musical trio that changed the face of Cuban hip hop. Two-time Grammy award winning Orishas, a trio of Paris-based Cubans, have dominated the Cuban hip hop scene since their 1999 debut. Their reputation rests on their creation of a truly new and exciting sound, which combines both old […]