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Richard Gott, historian, journalist and one of the few foreigners who met both Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, recounts his impressions of the 20th century revolutionary icon.
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Attending a formal banquet with President Santos’ as part of his official State visit to the UK, leading Colombian human rights lawyer Reinaldo Villalba highlights the importance of human rights protection in light of President Santos renewed efforts to attract investment to Colombia on state visit...
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Latinolife explores the two sides of this controversial debate.
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A young Afro Latina from the US is inspired by a show of UK solidarity for Black Lives Matter in Brixton and suggests ways Latinos in the UK can help
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As the situation in Syria and the Middle East gets ever more complex and violent, Colombia is finally finding its way out of a 50 year conflict that has ravaged the country, giving us hope in a chaotic world, argues Kristian Herbolzheimer of Conciliation Resources, who has been intimately involved...
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The long-anticipated 'Copa das copas' in football's surrogate homeland did not disappoint - but nor was it the fairytale the home nation had hoped for.
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On the day Spain’s monarch abdicates, the most imperious footballing team of recent years also relinquishes its crown. It is ironic that the original La Roja, Chile's national team, is the one that rendered the name of the Spain's heroic team irrelevent.
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Salsa promoters and musicians alike are lamenting the demise of live Salsa music as a culture and commodity people will pay to see. Some even blame the salsa dance and club culture which, they say, got cliquey with its over-technical criteria and hierarchy. In this investigation we explore the...
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As several South American countries celebrate 200 years of independence, Nick Caistor gives a view from Argentina.
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Renowned for his critical-thinking 'people's histories' of Latin America, the UK's most authoritative Latin Americanist - author of 'Land Without Evil' and 'Cuba: A New History' - explores how Latin America's bi-centenary celebrations are proving to be...
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Ali Primera, Venezuela’s own Silvio Rodriguez, was long-discarded to the official cultural sin-bin. But his popularity never waned and now his voice is being resurrected by the establishment that once scorned him.
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Richard Gott, author of 'Land without Evil' and 'Hugo Chávez and the Bolivarian Revolution' explains why Chavez' cultural policy is doing exactly what it should be in a social revolution.
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Gloria Carnevali, Venezuelan Cultural attaché 1995-2006, says Chavez' cultural policy poses both benefits and dangers to Venezuelan culture.
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