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Nielsen came to paint Latin American House

Jun 22, 2013 Comments Off on Nielsen came to paint Latin American House by

Last Thursday, June 13th 2013, 10 volunteers from the Nielsen group came to paint different parts of the building in Latin American House.  Not only did they use their own money to buy materials, volunteers also took charge of each part of the process, raising funds and buying equipment, arranging transport, painting and cleaning. Headed by Cynthia […]

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10 questions with photographer Pablo López Luz

Jun 19, 2013 Comments Off on 10 questions with photographer Pablo López Luz

By Verónica Sanchis. Translation by Jessica Sequeira Pablo López Luz was born in Mexico City in 1979. He completed a master’s degree in art at New York University in 2006, and since then his photographic work has been displayed in numerous exhibitions, including the Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco), Museo de Arte Moderno (Mexico […]

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Are immigrants bad for the UK? The case of Latin American immigrant women

Jun 11, 2013 Comments Off on Are immigrants bad for the UK? The case of Latin American immigrant women

By Carolina Gottardo* “Invisible Women”, press here to watch LAWRS´ video Opening the newspaper these days, one is likely to find at least one article on the issue of immigration, with politicians and the media using and abusing terms like ‘migrants’, ‘drain to the system’, and ‘benefit scroungers’. Given this hostile environment, one cannot be […]

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The ballad of the headless chicken

May 30, 2013 Comments Off on The ballad of the headless chicken

Introductory text by Jimena Gorráez Belmar Translation by Jessica Sequeira Ignacio Padilla (Mexico City, 1968) has had his narrative work translated into more than fifteen languages, and has won many national and international awards, including the prestigious Premio Primavera de Novela for his 2000 Amphytrion. In 2001, he published Las antípodas y el siglo, which began the four-part series Micropaedia, and was […]

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From Gómez to Chávez and beyond: Reading the poetry of Leoncio Martínez in Venezuela

May 07, 2013 Comments Off on From Gómez to Chávez and beyond: Reading the poetry of Leoncio Martínez in Venezuela

By Nicholas Roberts* In 1920, festering in La Rotunda prison in Caracas, where he was being a held as a political prisoner during the brutal regime of Juan Vicente Gómez, the poet, dramatist, and caricaturist Leoncio Martínez (‘Leo’) wrote one of the greatest and most significant poems to emerge from Venezuela in the twentieth century. […]

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Interview with Patricio Guzmán, filmmaker of memory

Apr 16, 2013 Comments Off on Interview with Patricio Guzmán, filmmaker of memory

By Marilyne Buda, translated by Jessica Sequeira   Born in Chile in 1941, Patricio Guzmán chose the documentary very early on as his mode of expression. A fervent witness to the period of Popular Unity, a coup d’état on 11 September 1973 forced him to leave his country after a brief imprisonment. Since then, he […]

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Interview with Isabel Allende

Apr 10, 2013 Comments Off on Interview with Isabel Allende

By Marisel Mendoza, translated by Jessica Sequeira Speaking to us from her home in the United States, the Chilean writer Isabel Allende, considered to be one of the greatest female writers in contemporary Latin American literature, gave this interview to Ventana Latina. Among other themes, we discussed her new novel, her creative process, and the […]

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Confessions from a foreigner: thoughts on chavismo and its opposition

Mar 16, 2013 Comments Off on Confessions from a foreigner: thoughts on chavismo and its opposition

By Rebecca Jarman When I first arrived in Venezuela in 2006, I was predisposed to supporting Hugo Chávez and his project known as the Bolivarian Revolution. I come from an academic background in Latin American Studies; I have read of the the horrors enacted by right-wing and military governments during the late twentieth century. I’m […]

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Telenovela Talk

Mar 14, 2013 Comments Off on Telenovela Talk

By Jessica Sequeira Running a chocolate factory would seem the perfect job—especially when it involves dating a rugged co-director and quality-testing truffles. But the life of hard-working, elegant blonde Victoria Bandi, star of the Argentine telenovela ‘Dulce Amor’, isn’t all sweet. The man she’s engaged to is secretly attempting to undermine the business, and family issues like […]

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What Is This Film Called Love? I’m still none the wiser…

Feb 26, 2013 Comments Off on What Is This Film Called Love? I’m still none the wiser…

by Rachel Eadie  In his follow up to the epic ‘The Story of Film’, the director, film historian and all-round cinema geek Mark Cousins goes back to basics. After 2011’s exhaustive 15-hour magnum opus that was six years in production ‘What Is This Film Called Love?’ has no crew, no script, and is shot on […]

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OPEN DAY “Discover your house”

Feb 19, 2013 Comments Off on OPEN DAY “Discover your house”

OPEN DAY “Discover your house” At LATIN AMERICAN HOUSE next Wednesday 6th March. You are cordially invited to join us in the activities which will be taking place throughout the afternoon (from 2pm to 8pm), such as live music, photography, our first empanada competition, and more! What´s even better is that entry is free! For […]

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WORDS WITHOUT ROUGE: A few reflections on Manuel Puig (1932 – 1990)

Feb 08, 2013 Comments Off on WORDS WITHOUT ROUGE: A few reflections on Manuel Puig (1932 – 1990)

By Jessica Sequeira Today, while putting off writing essays for my course (a course that is, in its way, an advanced form of putting off the next stage of life) I watched a series of Youtube interviews with the Argentine writer Manuel Puig, aired in 1976 by the Spanish television program ‘A Fondo.’ The host, […]

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Interview with Michael Jacobs, author of The Robber of Memories – A River Journey Through Colombia

Feb 01, 2013 Comments Off on Interview with Michael Jacobs, author of The Robber of Memories – A River Journey Through Colombia

By Robin Bayley Michael Jacobs, a renowned author and travel writer, with a particular fascination for Latin America and Spain, has recently published, to great acclaim! The Robber of Memories – A River Journey Through Colombia, published by Granta. VL met with Michael at an exhibition of the Colombian artist, Sebastian Montoya, to discuss the […]

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