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The fiesta front man with a Rio samba inspired sound, Zeca Pagodinho is one of Brazil’s best loved artists, embodying the free, easy-going Carioca spirit. “Probably the only one who didn't sell for cheesy samba," according to Vanessa Mantini of LUKAS winning London’s based Brazilian Act...
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After celebrating Latin America's successes at the Academy Awards last week, we couldn't carry on without bringing you Spain’s most successful Oscar-winning films and individuals within the film industry.
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With all the #Oscarsowhite controversy this year, there was little mention of the exclusion of Latinos from the history of film’s most coveted prize. Perhaps it was being slightly redeemed by a certain Mexican director Alejandro Iñarritu's winning sweep for two years in a row for 2014's...
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The plethora of social documentaries and politically-committed films that came out of Latin America between the mid-1950s and mid-1970s brought Latin American film onto the focus of world critics. Of course, to reduce the region’s cinema to social documentary and revolutionary film-making would be...
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Jamon, Jamón...so important that it has to be said twice. As one famous non-Spaniard once said...it's not a matter of life and death, it's much more important than that. So here are some essential things to know about Spain's most famous delicacy...
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It's that time of the year, when Tequila aficionados crawl out of the woodwork to congregate at their annual Mecca, Tequila Fest. For the non-experts, Latinolife talks you thrugh this ins and outs of Mexico's national spirit.
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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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There are many magnificent female figures around the world who have fought for equality and justice, not just for fellow women, but for all those who are deprived of basic human rights. He we salute ten Latinas who have defied macho society and the most mysoginist power structures to affect change.
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If someone has won a Nobel Prize, they’re probably worth listening to. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, one of the most beloved authors of the 20th century, has injected many pieces of wisdom into our society through his literary “hits” such as Love in the Time of Cholera and 100 Years of Solitude. Whether...
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Although celebrated around the same time as Halloween, Día de los Muertos is very different from the festivity made popular by Americans. It is all about getting the family together and celebrate loved ones who passed away. The holiday has specific characteristics, including the ever-so-famous...
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As we approach El Clásico in Spain, we take a look at some of the biggest derby matches in Latin American football.
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The Spanish peninsula and its outgoing and infamous inhabitants, is well known for annual street parties in every town all over the country, celebrations of various saints throughout the year and above all, for its endless summer festivals and fiestas. Here is some guidance and top tips on how to...
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The transfer window slammed shut at the start of the month, putting an end to the ridiculous rumours, over-inflated egos, and lavish spending. This year’s transfer season broke yet more records. Here is our countdown as we focus on some of the major transfers of Spanish and Latin American players...
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