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Visual arts

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Kiki Machado on recycling, beauty and Brazil

Kiki Machado on re…

Today, Kiki Machado, was opening an exhibition of new work with fellow artists Julia and Nina Miranda, in this nice and spacious refurbished gallery space,...

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Pushing Boundaries: Argentine Visual Arts

Pushing Boundaries…

Argentina is a land of many talents and one of the Latin American countries where culture and the arts are the most revered. When it comes to the visual...

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Outsider Art, psychiatry and the museum

Outsider Art, psyc…

‘Outsider Art’ is one of the terms used to refer to work made by self-taught artists in general, and inpatients (or clients, as preferred by...

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Literature

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The Journey of João do Rio

The Journey of Joã…

The beginning of the twentieth century is a moment of rupture with regard to notions of space and time, evidenced by the great transformations brought a...

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Santiago Gamboa on travel, translation, his generation and self-referential novels

Santiago Gamboa on…

Santiago Gamboa (Bogotá, 1965) is one of the finest Latin American writers of his generation. Last September he was awarded the La Otra Orilla Literary Awa...

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Down These Mean Streets by Piri Thomas

Down These Mean St…

Why do so many of us remain indifferent when a bloodied face pops up bearing witness to our society’s vicious inequalities? This is the first ques...

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Culture

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Alebrijes – Paper monsters

Alebrijes – Paper …

One of my most surreal moments in Mexico DF was witnessing a parade of giant papier-mache monsters, looking like a spin-of...

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Candomblé, culture and politics: Afro-Brazilian religion in Brazilian writing of the 1930s

Candomblé, culture…

Candomblé is the term that is probably most widely used in Brazil to refer to the religious practices whose origins...

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Histories of the Small Voices

Histories of the S…

The Latin American Subaltern Studies Group was initiated in 1992 by a small number of scholars mostly from literature and ...

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Cinema

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A Tree and a Caribbean Story

A Tree and a Carib…

Seeing, Hearing and the Value of Caribbean Film Festivals If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? This fa...

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Miss Bala

Miss Bala

Miss Bala     Mexico/2011 Dir: Gerardo Naranjo Running time 113 minutes The violence of Mexico’s drug cartels is impingin...

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Decolonizing the taste

Decolonizing the t…

In the aftermath of the news of Néstor Kirchner’s death, the media is highlighting this state leader’s mobilization to challenge the ...

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