Arts and Culture

Argentine Design hit London's biggest design show in a big way last week. We picked our favourites...
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If Ken Loach were Brazilian, he may well have made a film like this. THE SECOND MOTHER is about a set of social rules which have been in place in Brazilian and Latin American culture since colonial times, and which continues to affect its emotional architecture to this very day. While rather less...
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To mark the UK’s dedicated ‘Year of Mexico’, Latino Life celebrates the work of the 10 hottest Mexican artists right now, who have- or will be- delivering exhibitions across the country in 2015. From Tate Modern commissions to self-taught ceramicists, our round-up highlights the best of Mexico’s...
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For someone who has the knack of appearing everywhere in musical theatre, you could say there is something ghost like about Geronimo Rauch, London’s Phantom of the Opera. If not that, this Argentine has so obviously taken life by the cojones, since the day he entered into Argentina’s version of Pop...
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The Legendary Blue Demon Junior is heading back to London to thrill Lucha Libre fans for one night only in spectacular fashion under the dome of the Royal Albert Hall, 30 years to the day, he tells Elizabeth Mistry, since his professional debut on 11 July 1985 in Tijuana alongside his father the...
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In their frilly petticoats, layered skirts, dainty pumps and bowler hats, Las Cholitas (chola - the name used to describe indigenous women in Latin America), are relatively new to the Lucha Libre ring. Yet the crowds have come pouring in, lured by the, some might say, questionable fascination of...
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Mexico has good music, tasty food, amazing architecture and a really big number of high-quality movies. It’s very hard to get only ten in this list, but in this countdown, we made our best effort to give you the ten movies you should definitely see.
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Passionate about promoting Latin American Art, independent art advisor and curator Sandra Higgins opened her own gallery to do it. Latinolife went to talk to a woman on a mission.
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Throughout Latin America street art has been a fundamental form of both personal and socio-political expression for many years. From radical propaganda to light humour, Latin America’s abundance of eclectic street art is prominent in the global art scene. There is a predominant influence of...
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Carlos Jacanamijoy is a Colombian artist from the town of Santiago, Putumayo. A well known figure in contemporary Colombian art, at 50-years of age, he has just exhibited his first ever show in London at The Sandra Higgins Art Gallery in Chelsea. Now she’s about to introduce Carlos’ documentary ‘...
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Not only do the Mexicans seem to be holding a curious monopoly over Oscars in recent years, hardly a year passes when an Argentine film is not in the running for Best Film in a Foreign Language. This year it was the turn of Daniel Szifrén's series of short stories in 'Wild Tales',...
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Forget the Mexican moment, London is having an officially sanctioned Mexican love-in with British and Mexican governments having de- clared 2015 the year of Mexico in the UK and the UK in Mexico. Whether it’s the ‘New Mexican Wave’ movie or the latest ‘Mex Mex’ restaurant opening, people are...
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Estimated by Forbes magazine to have produced billions for Mexico's main television station Televisa, Roberto Gómez Bolaños was one of Latin America's most loved comedians. His iconic characters such as Chisperito and Chavo del Ocho became huge hits across the continent.
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