Culture

Palenquero: The identity behind a language in Colombia

Spoken by residents of a settlement established by runaway slaves, Palenquero is seen as a form of cultural resistance.

Where is the future of Latin American Literature?

There are symptoms of farewells, transformations and search of new narrative directions. The paths and shortcuts of Latin American literature are in full swing and evidenced by the titles and trends of nowadays books.

The Argentinian film industry to excel Francisco Moreno

“Fuga de la Patagonia”, the first fiction of Francisco D'Eufemia and Javier Zeballos, tells the story of escape of the expert Francisco Moreno out of the hands of a Mapuche tribe, while sowing the controversy over his contributions to the preservation of national parks, as well as for the Desert Campaign.

Fidel Castro worked on Gabriel García Márquez's manuscripts

The Nobel laureate sent the Cuban dictator all of his books and received his factual and grammatical notes before submitting them to his publisher

Colombian music multiplied by two

"Chantaje" by Shakira and Maluma exceeded 50 million views in just 11 days. Colombian artists are sweeping away with their latest collaboration and have positioned themselves at the top of the sales charts.

The rain feast: an Aymara measure

In a moment of severe draught in Bolivia, the Aymara’s festival is "to receive rain, to give water throughout the country," with culture and indigenous customs as the main protagonists.

50 years since Paradiso was published

The Cuban José Lezama Lima is well remembered by his novel Paradiso, considered by many a Latin American culture monument. Once again Latin America portrayed by literature. 

Wiwas in charge of nature conservation

The Wiwa’s lands, once a full green landscape, is now a dusty field in the Colombian dessert that hasn’t stopped changing in the last years. Indigenous communities take action!

The feathered Serpent mysteries don’t cease

The recent discovery of a second substructure inside the Kukulkan pyramid, and the previous that showed it was built on a body of water, have both opened the possibility of getting deeper knowledge about the period Mayas lived in and their disappearance causes. 

Poverty and indigenous heritage: any possible link?

According to the INEI figures, poverty affects those who have any of the indigenous languages in as their mother tongue. The National Household Survey (Enaho) indicates that 60.4% of the population of native communities are living in poverty, while 20.1% live in extreme poverty.

Gastronomy tradition seen from its roots

The gastronomy of each place borns of its products, its tradition and its cultural origins. And Latin American cuisine is nothing more than the logical result of that mixture of ethnic, cultural and social elements mixed in our continent.

Latin American film industry aiming higher

The main challenge Latin American cinema faces today is the awareness to exist and resume its commitment to collective destiny and history.

Art trying to enhance and get recognition

The plastic artist Alejandro Loccoco was proposed by the Council of Hispanic Communities, AC, with site in Chicago, Illinois, to make a mural in the United States where he excels Latin American culture, its traditions and the situation of migrants.

Mexico struggling to keep ancient medicine tradition alive

Indigenous communities’ knowledge is vast. The capital government will work to preserve the ancestral legacy practiced by healers in Mexico City. 

Mexican pyramid has two more inside

Kukulkan pyramid built like ‘Russian nesting doll’ – a second structure had already been found under its exterior and now a third has been revealed

Culture trafficking: blurred identity and lost memory

The traffic of cultural heritage is an activity that connects from antiquarians and politicians in Buenos Aires to narcos in Guatemala, from collectors under suspicion in Mexico to diplomats in Costa Rica and Peru. Important lost pieces that might clear our history.

Indigenous women role in Latin America

Indigenous women took massive part of the struggles for land and defense of their ethnicity. Cacicas, mamma tallo, commandos, amazonas, warriors, various are the names that these indigenous heroines received, fighters in the liberation of their peoples in the Spanish conquest, and foreign domination.

Indigenous recognition keeps growing strong

Indigenous communities have gained significant progress in claiming their rights, promoted by the Bolivarian government, including highlights in their recognition in the Constitution and inclusion in social welfare missions. 

Arahuacos, Koguis and the secret of chocolate

A bar of chocolate made with Colombian cocoa won the highest award in the "International Chocolate Awards” held annually in London and Arahuacos and Koguis are responsible. 

Arahuacos, Koguis and the secret of chocolate

A bar of chocolate made with Colombian cocoa won the highest award in the "International Chocolate Awards” held annually in London and Arahuacos and Koguis are responsible.

J Balvin: the first Latin American

The Colombian is the first Latin urban artist to reach ten digits with a video on youtube.

Stars through the eyes of Guarani community

In a country that beholds each day less the sky, the Paraguayan astronomer Blas Servin reviews the dummy lines connecting the stars to recreate the drawings imagined by Guarani indigenous community

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