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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 […]

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 […]

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CASA Festival 2017 Reviews: Stardust

An incredible, compelling performance mixing physicality, mime, art, audio and monologue, Sophie Foggin saw Miguel Hernando Torres Umba’s Stardust at the 2017 CASA Latin American Theatre Festival.  The start of Miguel Hernando Torres Umba’s Stardust is ambiguous. In a chatty conversation with the audience, he subtly introduces the play by telling us the story of […]

Viva la revolución?

Bristolatino’s Politics editor Kwame Lowe discusses the political legacies of a generation of world leaders, including Cuba’s communist revolutionary Fidel Castro It has been almost impossible to ignore the recent news of Margaret Thatcher’s death, and given that she could reasonably be called the most controversial politician in modern British history, reactions have been expectedly mixed. […]

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 […]