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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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Music focus: ÌFÉ’s ‘House of Love’

Music editor Rebecca Wilson takes us through ‘House of Love’, track by ÌFÉ (Otura Mun), who shares his stage name with the ancient Yoruban city of South-Western Nigeria. The word signifies both love and expansion. He is an African-American drummer, singer and producer who has been based in Puerto Rico for almost 2 decades. His songwriting and […]

Fundación Casa Wabi: Creating Dialogue through Art

Fundación Casa Wabi, a non-profit organisation located in the heart of Oaxaca, seeks to enrich the lives of its local communities by connecting them to international artists, opening up a space for communication and interaction. Founded on the philosophy of Wabi-sabi, Casi Wabi encourages its residents to question humanity’s relentless pursuit of perfection and rather […]

Are Colombia’s peace talks a real step towards a resolution?

Bristolatino’s Political editor Kwame Lowe discusses the complex matter of Colombia’s low-intensity civil war between guerrilla group the FARC and the government, and analyses the true significance of the current peace talks. On 6 November 2013, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) reached a ‘fundamental agreement’ in their peace talks with the Colombian government, […]