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A Day at the Races in Mexico City

Following the 7th annual Copa Criadores, Bristolatino contributor Vladimir Lazareff gives us an insight into his experience of horse racing “a la mexicana”. During my stay in Mexico, I was lucky enough to experience a unique feature of Mexican culture: horse racing. Although I had already been to the races in the UK and France, I was […]

Playing for the Peruvian national cricket team

Our sports editor James Williams tells of his experience representing the Peruvian national cricket team on his year abroad, and weighs up the dangers of promoting colonial sports in Latin America. Waiting to walk on and represent the Peruvian national cricket team in Bogotá, I admittedly felt a little smug. However, as I glanced around at my […]

Exclusive! Mr Mambo Jazz playlist for BristoLatino

Mr. Mambo Jazz, Brazilian DJ and musical researcher with a focus on Latin, Caribbean and African rhythms, made us a playlist and explained the background behind each song – Listen on our mix cloud now!     La Niña Emilia – La Penca -La Pelea es Peleando (1985) This was one of the great songs I […]

Latin America’s biggest derbies

On the continent where football is king, certain club rivalries stand head and shoulders above the rest. Famed for their raucous atmospheres and scintillating play, matches in Latin America are far removed from those we attend in the UK. BristoLatino’s Sports Editor Jamie Vaughan Johnson takes a look at five unmissable Latin American football rivalries. […]

Revolutionising Brazilian design from the periphery

Adélia Borges is a Brazilian journalist, curator and lecturer, who specialises in design. She celebrates initiatives that capture the social meaning of design, and appreciate and represent the broader scope of Brazilian society. Borges encourages uniting traditional Brazilian craftsmen with professional designers, marrying artisanship with mass production and spreading economic benefit from the cities to […]

Latin America at the Winter Olympics 2018

The 2018 Winter Olympics is set to kick off on February 9th and will feature 102 events over 15 sports. This year marks the 23rd edition of the games and is taking place in Pyeongchang County, South Korea. The headlines have so far been dominated by the controversial inclusion of North Korean athletes and doping […]

Brazil, football’s phoenix from the ashes

BristoLatino sports editor Jamie Vaughan Johnson takes a look at the meteoric recovery of the Brazilian national football team since their world cup humiliation in 2014, in part thanks to the new and inspiring head coach The last time Brazil’s national football team (the Seleção) won six world cup qualifiers in a row, it went […]

Chapecoense are fighting back to where they belong

BristoLatino Sports Editor Scott Gordon tells us more about the inspiring story of how Chapecoense recovered and are exceeding all expectations since the dreadful plane crash in November 2016. On the 28th November 2016, Chapecoense (Associação Chapecoense de Futebol) were on their way to Medellín to play in the final of the 2016 Copa Sudamericana against Colombian […]

Brits Abroad

BristoLatino sports editor Joe Brandon asks members of the recently formed No Hablo Español Modern Languages football team how it feels to be an hincha. With the chance to study languages at the University of Bristol comes the chance to travel to the far reaches of the world, including the continent of South America. Those lucky enough to land […]