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Exclusive! Brazilian Wax playlist for BristoLatino

Joe Osborne and Henry Weekes of Brazilian Wax, a radio show and Leeds-based club night, take us on a whistle-stop tour of the fascinating historical and political context of the Brazilian playlist they made for BristoLatino – listen on mix cloud now!   Luxo Só – João Gilberto – Chega De Saudade (1959) – JOE […]

DJ Cigarra: Leading the way for a female-fuelled future

Hailing from Brazil’s hectic yet culturally vibrant megalopolis, São Paulo, Ágatha Barbosa a.k.a Cigarra is a strikingly accomplished individual; a DJ, VJ, producer and events organiser who now resides in Lisbon, a city with a burgeoning musical scene. BristoLatino’s Isaac Norris speaks to the musician about São Paulo’s underground movement, her Tropical Twista Records label, […]

If you haven’t seen ‘The Day I Met El Chapo’, do so now!

In 2015, Mexico’s most famous telenovela actress became embroiled in a politically-charged media storm after meeting with the world’s then ‘most wanted’ criminal, the cartel leader, ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán. The 3-part Netflix documentary which tells Kate del Castillo’s version of the story is directed by Castillo herself, and features interviews with her family, friends, lawyers, […]

Feminisms in Translation workshop with Feminist Archive South

Millie Corp and Rebecca Wilson attended the Feminist Archive South’s ‘Translating Latin American Feminisms’ workshop this Tuesday 5th June. On Tuesday 5th June, the Feminist Archive South held a workshop in Special Collections at the ASS Library, University of Bristol. Gathered by Ellie O’Connell, Masters student and Education Co-Ordinator at FAS, and Dr. Katie Brown, Translation […]

Beatriz Gonzalez: the Colombian Pop Art history painter

Beatriz González is a painter, sculptor and art historian who is lauded as one of the first modern Colombian artists. Her work undeniably has the same energy as Pop Art, questioning the divides between high and low art by taking inspiration from tabloid articles, recreating European classical paintings with an eccentric colour palette, and using […]

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The forgotten losers of the 2014 World Cup

Bristolatino’s Sport editor Freddy Hare discusses the impact of the 2014 World Cup; is its ability to benefit Brazil’s population being grabbed or simply squandered? The stage was set. It was supposed to be a stroll in the park, a formality. With a brand new 200,000-seater stadium built, an expectant home fan-base and only a draw […]

The Mexican state does not value its environmentalists—it wants them dead 

While the world awards and celebrates brave and compassionate figures like Isidro Baldenegro López, the State that is supposed to protect them is doing quite the opposite. Our writer in Mexico Laura Tlachi Santacruz reports. According to the human rights organisation Front Line Defenders, Latin America is the most dangerous region to exercise the defense […]

Carnival 2017: changing faces of the Mulata Globeleza

BristoLatino travel editor Imogen King talks us through the controversial images of women used to advertise annual TV coverage of Carnival in Brazil. The traditional essence of Carnival is intertwined with the infectious spirit of Samba, a music and dance firmly rooted in Afro-Brazilian history. Far more than just a week of partying, Carnival is an important underpinning […]

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