Culture

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. 

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

Urban graffiti takes Brazilian streets

The graffiti is gaining more presence in Brazil, especially in Sao Paulo, a gray city that lends itself to colorful murals, but Rio de Janeiro does not stay back, where a couple of weeks ago opened the world's largest one, whose author is preparing a project Mexico City.

Latin America literature travels abroad

The world’s largest book fair opened in Germany and many countries in Latin America gets a second chance.

Day of the death: the past and the present

The ritual as we know it today is amazingly connected to our present. Let´s take a look at the history of the origin of the Day of Death in Mexico. 

An inclusive constitution

The Constitution of the United Mexican States, the top political legal document in its 136 articles traced the path of the country, it has been translated into 40 of the 68 indigenous languages of Mexico.

When did the path change?

Both the US and Latin America were colonized by European powers. However they evolved in diametrically opposite directions.

Monte Verdi might change the theory

It had been stated that Clovis was the first community that inhabited Latin America. Archaeologist’s discoveries in Chile, Monte Verdi, would turn down the theory. 

The MoMa is now full of Latin American Art

Nowadays, Latin America is increasingly recognized worldwide for its diverse cultural expressions. The trend is also reflected in the Latin American modern art, a cultural expression that demonstrates the sophistication and variety of our region in  New York.

Chibcha’s discoveries revealing the secret

A multidisciplinary team of anthropologists, odonatologists, geneticists and biologists aims to extract clues about the customs and rituals of these cultures of the community that inhabited the plateau more than 2,000 years ago.

Discovery of the Americas: well-remembered or rejected?

October is the month to celebrate the discovery of our continent, but what are the real feelings of the Latin American population for the event? 

Medicine welcomes Mapuches

Argentina opens its first service center to combine modern Western medicine and Mapuche’s tradition in Neuquen province.

Xochimilco might know the secret to end with the starve worldwide

The chinampas are small islands of marshy land very rich for cultivation, created by indigenous, that are supposedly able to provide all the Mexican population with just 10% of the land.

Multicultural festival brings indigenous languages back to life

Mexico will promote indigenous languages throughout America through a multicultural festival with the participation of 12 poets from different latitudes on 13th of  October in the Sala Nezahualcoyotl, in the Centro Cultural Universitario de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

The Biarritz Festival reaches Latin America

25 years of Latin American film production to be celebrated.

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