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Buenos Aires

Delicias de Alicia: Teaching the value of good nutrition in Argentina

Delicias de Alicia is a social project that travels to impoverished communities throughout Buenos Aires and teaches healthy vegetarian recipes, with the aim of tackling widespread poor nutrition. BristoLatino’s Isobel Vasey reports. Buenos Aires is a vibrant and ever evolving city, home to a diverse and exciting culinary scene. Walking through the barrios of Palermo […]

Bristol’s own Bomba de Tiempo

On Monday 22nd January, Improvised Groove will launch in Bristol with a free music workshop, exploring the Ritmo y Percusión con Señas (Rhythm and Percussion with signs) technique developed by Buenos Aires group La Bomba de Tiempo. Every Monday in Buenos Aires, 1,000-2,000 people gather in former-factory space Konex to witness percussion group La Bomba […]

Buenos Aires and buena onda in 4 bullet points

Buenos Aires cannot be pinned down, labelled, least of all compared. You will hear that the buildings were designed in the Haussmannien style, but I cannot not agree that the overall architecture looks anything like that of the Parisian avenues; that the terraced homes remind one of Madrid, I am still not convinced. In any case, […]

The many faces of street art in Buenos Aires

Megan Macnaughton, Spanish and History of Art student at Bristol Uni, talks us through public space and street art in Argentina’s capital city. Coming from Banksy’s hometown where the assimilation of street art with vandalism is common, my exploration of Buenos Aires’ scene came as quite an enjoyable surprise. In the Argentine capital, the idea […]

From Bristol to Buenos Aires through Trip hop

In late March Chloe Downes and Rebecca Blackburn heard trip hop musician and Buenos Aires native Ivana López talk about the surprising musical connection between Bristol and her native city. Since it was born in and around the city in the early 1990s, trip hop has been one of Bristol’s most famous exports. Influenced by acid house, reggae, […]

The Race For Russia

Joseph James takes a look at the state of play in the South American Qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup: the teams, their stars and their chances of getting to the World Cup in Russia 2018. With the end of the international break, the race for automatic qualification in South America is hotting up. This summer […]

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 […]

Film focus: Living Stars

An amusing, endearing and joyous insight into Argentinians- and every one of us that has ever shamlessly danced in front of our webcams. Sophie Wall  Living Stars, which premiered at Sundance 2014 and continues to feature at festivals, is the latest work by celebrated Argentinian directing duo Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat. The concept is […]

Love and loathing in Buenos Aires 

Football raises heart rates worldwide, though Argentina’s fans arguably rank among the most riotous. Sports editor Will Sansom experienced it first-hand. Whenever Boca Juniors play River Plate the streets are empty. There is little traffic and shops remain closed for the afternoon. Football fans huddle together indoors to watch the two biggest teams in Argentina compete […]