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Reopening Chile’s legendary publishing house Editorial Nascimento

BristoLatino’s Edie Essex Barrett is currently on her year abroad in Santiago, Chile, working to relaunch the old publishing house: Editorial Nascimento. The literary brilliance of prominent Latin American poets such as Pablo Neruda and Gabriela Mistral continues to be acknowledged and celebrated across the globe. However, their extensive successes and bibliographies make it too […]

Film Focus: Una Mujer Fantástica

Following Una Mujer Fantástica‘s win at the Oscars this March, Manon Kidney takes a closer look at what makes the film a powerful and memorable experience. Una Mujer Fantástica is a fantastic projection of female strength and resilience in the face of adversity. From the first frame – an epic aerial view of the Iguazu Falls […]

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. […]

Film Focus: the ‘Neruda’ wild hunt, subverting the Biopic

Following Wednesday’s film screening, BristoLatino’s Film Edior, Joel Dwek, analyses Larraín’s techniques of subverting the biopic to present Chile’s most illustrious figure, Pablo Neruda There are, broadly speaking, two types of biopic (some, of course, don’t fit neatly into either of the following categories, like the offbeat Bob Dylan biopic I’m Not There). The first, more […]

Wonder-Makers We Are, by Consuelo Rivera-Fuentes

In 1992, writer, publisher and teacher, Consuelo Rivera-Fuentes, left Chile for the UK. She is an academic specialising in Sociology and Women’s Studies. BristoLatino Editor-in-Chief, Rebecca Wilson, heard Rivera-Fuentes read her poem, ‘Maravilladoras Somos’ at the Latin America Conference 2017 in London.   “Escribo poesía porque es vida y está en mi sangre. Pienso y siento que […]

Neruda’s first biographer

Edie Essex Barrett interviewed Adam Feinstein, the official biographer of Pablo Neruda: Chilean poet, diplomat, politician and Nobel Prize for Literature winner in 1971. A passion for Neruda has led to a lifelong, fascinating and diverse career for the biographer, Adam Feinstein. His love for Neruda’s work “started in the late-1990s and never stopped,” he told […]

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 […]

Bowling and Batting for Bristol: The 2016 South American Cricket Championships

Bristol student and ‘Colombian’ cricketer Guy Leslie reports live from Rio de Janeiro at the South American Cricket Championships Sports Editor – Scott Gordon Last month Rio de Janeiro played host to perhaps the finest sporting tournament that Brazil has staged in recent years. Move aside the Olympic Games and the World Cup, it was time […]

Film focus: The Pearl Button

Chilean director Patricio Guzmán’s newest film The Pearl Button takes the viewer on a journey as turbulent as the waves the film so vividly describes. Scarlett Sullivan With his candid and visually attractive documentaries, internationally renowned Patricio Guzmán has firmly established himself in the industry as an innovative filmmaker. The celebrated Nostalgia for the Light, which explored revolution, repression […]