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Looking 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Photography collective document life during covid-19 in Latin America

BristoLatino editor-in-chief Isaac Norris reports on Covid Latam, the collective Latin American photography project documenting how coronavirus is affecting Latin America. Covid Latam is made up of a powerhouse group of 18 photographers – 9 men and 9 women – covering 13 countries: Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela, Guatemala, Costa Rica, […]

The Mysticism and Discontent of Easter Island

 Every week we will be sharing one of the pieces from our first ever 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. This week, Edie Essex Barrett writes about her time visiting Easter Island, a remote volcanic island located off the […]

The Nomadic Sound of Chico Sonido

 Every week we will be sharing one of the pieces from our first ever 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. Here is the eighth article from Alfred Davies about the Monterrey-born reggaeton artist Chico Sonido.    With bass-heavy beats, sexually […]

“Sobre agua vivimos”: An Art Project Seeking to Fight Exclusion in the Outskirts of Mexico City

Every week we will be sharing one of the pieces from our first ever 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. The seventh piece is an audio-visual project by Xavier Tapia which seeks to fight exclusion in the outskirts of […]