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Visual arts

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The Colección Fortabat and the idea of the 21st-century Latin American Art Collection

The Colección Fort…

In October 2008 the Colección de Arte Amalia LaCroze de Fortabat opened in Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, contributing to the rapid transformation ...

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Ferias de arte: where commerce and culture join forces

Ferias de arte: wh…

This May, Buenos Aires will host the twentieth edition of arteBA, the major fair of Latin American art held annually in the city. Under the banner &lsqu...

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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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Literature

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Blue Label / Etiqueta Azul Winner of the I Premio Iberoamericano de Literatura Arturo Uslar Pietri

Blue Label / Etiqu…

There was something quietly symbolic in the setting of the ceremony where the I Latin American Literary Prize Arturo Uslar Pietri would be awarded to th...

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The Book of Sand by Jorge Luis Borges

The Book of Sand b…

The Book of Sand (1975) was written by an aged and blind Jorge Luis Borges, approaching the end of his grand literary career. Having risen to internatio...

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Three pieces of a Jamaican heart

Three pieces of a …

A Word on the Work:I wrote this piece one morning after taking a taxi from Spanish Town to Kingston en route to the University of the West Indies. I don’t ...

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Culture

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Laughing in the face of death

Laughing in the fa…

The Mexican love of fiesta is well known. There is always a Saint’s Day to commemorate or a national holiday to obse...

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Malinchismo

Malinchismo

The Mexican nation was born out of the Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortés’ violation of la Malinche, a native...

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Mexico’s floating gardens

Mexico’s floating …

Xochimilco was originally a lake, an offshoot of Lago de Texcoco, upon which Mexico City is so precariously situated today...

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Cinema

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Sons of Cuba: an interview with Andrew Lang

Sons of Cuba: an i…

Cuba is the land of some of the best boxers in the world, and the Havana Boxing Academy is the boarding school where the most promising kids are trained fr...

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A view on Latin American cinema

A view on Latin Am…

Latin American cinema has really come of age since about the turn of the millennium, though its origins go back to the 1940s and 1950s, the so-called Go...

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Spanish imperialism and contemporary Latin American governments brought together by Even the Rain

Spanish imperialis…

The main thread throughout Icíar Bollaín’s film Even the Rain can be summed up by Czech writer Milan Kundera’s renowned quote ...

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