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Mexico: Cultural traditions you should know

Mexico: Cultural traditions you should know

Different events take place in the Aztec country during the year

Cultural traditions in México

Mexico: Cultural traditions you should know

Different traditional practices take place in Mexico during the year

Goya Awards 2018

Goya Awards 2018: Latin American standouts amongst the nominees

The nominees for next year’s edition of the biggest film awards from the Spanish speaking world have been announced

MAMBO: Colombia’s scene for modern art

MAMBO: Colombia’s scene for modern art

When visiting Bogotá, be sure to include MAMBO in your itinerary

Refugees in a crystal palace: Salcedo’s efforts for remembrance

Refugees in a crystal palace: Salcedo’s efforts for remembrance

Colombian artist Doris Salcedo has installed her latest art work, “Palimpsest”, at the Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid

Urban art: who are some of Latin America's biggest graffitists?

These artists create colorful and powerful murals in cities of Latin America and the rest of the world

Literature Nobel Prize: Ishiguro’s great emotional force

Literature Nobel Prize: Ishiguro’s great emotional force

How has the Swedish Academy traditionally chosen writers to honor with the most important award for writers? Plus a roundup of Latin Laureates

Latam BookLook: “Malinche” by Laura Esquivel

This novel is a retelling of the most controversial and enigmatic episode in the history of Mexico

Is the arepa Colombian or Venezuelan?

Is the arepa Colombian or Venezuelan?

Both countries claim the authorship of the dish

Emma Reyes

Latam BookLook: “The Book of Emma Reyes: A Memoir” by Emma Reyes

In this first edition, we look at the childhood memories of a Colombian artist

Peru independence

Peru: Celebrating independence in style

Each year, on July 28th and 29th, Peruvians gather to celebrate one more year of the independence of their country

Angel of Independence, Mexico City

Looking up

I stride down Paseo de la Reforma, and gaze up at the Angel of Independence as I wait to cross. The warm winter sun makes her glow, and it softens me.

Tattoos and piercings: the ancient cultural expression

A sense of belonging, a tribal connection, a preparation for a ceremony or mere pleasure made our indigenous ancestors express themselves through body art

National Museum of Colombia

Best museums to visit in Bogota

Colombia’s vibrant, engaging capital is overflowing with fascinating history

Latin American cuisine

The ancestral magic in Latin American cuisine

It's enchanting mixture of texture, color, and flavors have been known as haut cuisine wolrdwide

antisemitism Argentina

Ignorance or inherited antisemitism?

181,800 Jewish live in Argentina and historic rejection doesn’t seem to be in the past

Huaca Garay

Ancient Peru left mysterious hints

Depictions of ferocious and fearsome serpents, multi-colored big cats, and other mythological creatures are just some of the mysteries left behind.

Tour the city trough art

“Tour the city through art”: the alternative boom of ARTBO

Bogotá found a unique way to include art lovers and enthusiasts in a new initiative pertaining to the arts

Latin American art

Is there one kind of Latin American art?

Due to its geographical complexity, Latin America is the perfect ground for the creation of interesting craftmanship  

Juan Rulfo

The hundred years of Juan Rulfo

This year we celebrate the 100 years of the Mexican writer’s life and works that marked the future of the region

indigenous culture

Medicinal plants and indigenous culture are at risk

The religious missionaries who arrived in the early part of the twentieth century can be associated, or even blamed, for this cultural shift.  

Cannes Festival

Cannes Festival: Chile takes the spotlight

The Cannes film festival has become the cultural platform for Chilean talent which also shines the spotlight on Latin America itself.

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