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“El Comandante”: Life of Hugo Chavez on TV

The life of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will be televised in the series “El Comandante” being prepared by the Latin American unit of Sony Pictures Television, Variety magazine reported Monday in its Latino edition.

Searching for history in the tunnels of Puebla

Thousands of tourists throng the Mexican city to see the network of centuries-old tunnels unearthed in 2014

Brazilian movie will compete again for the Palme d'Or

There is a familiar sound around. After eight years, once again the Portuguese language spoken with a Brazilian accent is heard at the main competition of the most important film festival in the world.

Experts foresee promising future for Spanish

A “promising future” awaits Spanish, although not one free of challenges presented by the social networks, other “dominant” languages or the many variants of the language around the world

New version of La Guaneña debuted in Florida

Fantastic variations on La Guaneña” of Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNal) Music Conservatorium Professor Mauricio Arias was played by the University of Florida, Gainesville Symphonic Band on April 14th

Colombia Committed to Ending Illiteracy by 2018

Education Minister Gina Parody spoke once again Tuesday about Colombia’s commitment to ending illiteracy by the year 2018, a goal whose achievement means that some 676,000 young people and adults will have to learn to read and write.

From Grece to Rio: Olympic torch's journey

The flame for the Olympic Games in Brazil has been lit in southern Greece. The torch will be taken by various runners on an international relay that will culminate at the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro on 5 August.

New clues on Easter Island's mystery

Hundreds of iconic moai statues stand testament to the vibrant civilization that once inhabited Chile's Easter Island, but there are far fewer clues about why this civilization mysteriously vanished.

Mayan art show in Berlin

Sculptures celebrating the human body, precious jewelry, animals from frogs to jaguars and depictions of deities are going on show in Berlin in an exhibition that offers a glimpse of centuries of Mayan art.

Sao Paulo's favelas: Marginalised and poetised

How one of Brazil's most dangerous urban centres became a hub of art and poetry.  Like many new megacities, the centre of Sao Paulo is ringed by an enormous, sprawling, urban mass.

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