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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 […]

Reflections on a Christmas in Oaxaca

As 2016’s festivities draw to a close, BristoLatino politics editor Cleo Robbie recalls the festive period she spent with a Mexican family last December on her Year Abroad Exactly a year ago, I was in Oaxaca for Christmas. I left for my Year Abroad with no idea who I would spend the festive period with, […]

From Bristol To Brazil: Rio 2016 Volunteer Profiles – Part II

Meet the second half of the Bristol Uni student volunteers of this year’s Olympic Games. BristoLatino travel editor Imogen King and events manager Lulu Price speak to their fellow voluntários about their experiences. The 2016 Rio Olympics saw 50,000 volunteers from Brazil and the rest of the world descend on the city in order to help the Games run smoothly, and experience […]

Eyes that feel: ‘blind’ photography in Mexico

“It’s all in the mind, and my mind is beautiful” Maritza González is a visually impaired photographer, a ‘blind photographer’ if you may. Although upon hearing the term ‘blind photography’ one immediately thinks oxymoron, surely?  If, as photographer India Rose Farman advised me, you perceive the camera as an extension of the body, or if you […]

Sexy Libraries, Democratic Architecture and Paísa Pride

BristoLatino´s Helen Brown talks us through the influence and spirit of Medellín’s architectural redefinition. Despite its lingering reputation as a crime-riddled drug capital, what struck me most about Medellín was how beautiful its public spaces are: its stretches of plazas displaying plump sculptures, the slickness of the metro and the cablecars towering overhead like theme park rides. […]

Julio Zambrana and the veins leading out of Cerro Rico

Following on from Flora Hastings‘ focus piece on the miners of Potosí, originally written for UCLU Amnesty International journal, here you can read more about the mining families of Cerro Rico.   Intervention A cloaked Incan stands at the base of the carmine-coloured mountain, talking to a hatted Spaniard. The Virgin Mary’s disembodied hands frame the […]

Open and Closed Dialogues – The Miners of Cerro Rico, Evo Morales and the Plurinational Voices of Bolivia

Galeano coined Potosí “the city which has given most to the world and has the least”. Originally for the UCLU Amnesty International journal, Flora Hastings brings to BristoLatino photographs and stories of the current miners of Cerro Rico.   Clashing conceptions of progression within Bolivia Papa Francisco sweats with altitude sickness. He has little time to […]

Accessibility in the Olympic city of Rio

Originally written for Rio newspaper O Globo, Sophie Foggin investigates accessibility in Rio de Janeiro for wheelchair-users and those with disabilities, as the 2016 Olympics approach. She interviews English wheelchair-user, Emily Yates and Paralympic rower, Tom Aggar. The Centre of Rio de Janeiro, often described as the heart of the city, is a far cry from the beautiful […]

Why Latin America is so much more than plantain, rice and beans

It is safe to say that Latin America does not have the best culinary reputation. Two ‘foodies’, Victoria Turner and Pete Oldham, travelled across South and Central America in search of a decent meal to recreate for their amigos back home. Below, they describe their favourite 8 destinations and why they offer so much more than the stereotypical Holy Trinity of […]