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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 […]

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, […]

This Month in Literature…6 Literary Podcasts

Every month, we tell you which Latin American writings we are reading. Taking many different forms and featuring writers stretching the whole of the South, Central and North America, we bring to you a wide selection of the works that are stirring literary interests. This January, BristoLatino Literature Editor Edie Essex Barrett introduces us to some Latin American […]

This Month in Literature…‘El viento de los reinos’ by Efraín Barquero

Every month, we tell you which Latin American writings we are reading. Taking many different forms and featuring writers stretching the whole of the South, Central and North America, we bring to you a wide selection of the works that are stirring literary interests. This October, Bristolatino writer Charlotte Crawford introduces us to El viento de los reinos by […]

Fundación Casa Wabi: Creating Dialogue through Art

Fundación Casa Wabi, a non-profit organisation located in the heart of Oaxaca, seeks to enrich the lives of its local communities by connecting them to international artists, opening up a space for communication and interaction. Founded on the philosophy of Wabi-sabi, Casi Wabi encourages its residents to question humanity’s relentless pursuit of perfection and rather […]

This Month in Literature… Seven Recommendations

Every month, we tell you which Latin American writings we are reading. Taking many different forms and featuring writers stretching the whole of the South, Central and North America, we bring to you a wide selection of the works that are stirring literary interests. This October, Literature Editor Edie Essex Barrett brings you a selection of […]

Truth, Memory and Diaspora: The Seeds of Peace in Colombia

Bristolatino’s politics editor Tilly Compton reports from Truth, Memory and Diaspora: The Seeds of Peace in Colombia, a week of events hosted by the University of Bristol on 16 – 19 October 2019, reflecting upon the innovations and challenges for Colombia’s truth commission. Tilly focuses on the talk, ‘What does it mean to be a feminist […]

Mexican artist David Álvarez captures the night

Mexican illustrator David Álvarez makes hand-drawn illustrations that combine breathtaking technical skill with creativity and humour. BristoLatino’s editor-in-chief Helen Brown interviews  Álvarez about Mesoamerican mythology, the moon, and his creative process.   In Noche Antigua (Ancient Night), Álvarez illustrates a Mesoamerican myth explaining the phases of the moon. Each night a dutiful rabbit fills the moon with […]