“Killa” kills the expectations

The Ecuadorian feature film "Killa (before the moon comes out)", becomes the first in the country to narrate a story with the 50% of the dialogues in Quechua language.

Belize with Mayan history

A couple of months ago, a team of archaeologists at the University of California, San Diego, United States, had found a unique remnant in an archaeological site of Nim Li Punit (Belize) and the results of the studies are finally here.

BOGOSHORTS hits the road

BOGOSHORTS world tour is an initiative of the BOGOSHORTS Movement and the Bogotá Short Film Festival - BOGOSHORTS for the international promotion of Colombian talent in the short film format. 

Culture through her voice

Proud of being an Oaxacan indigenous woman, the soprano María Reyna González shares the sounds of the Mixe language to the world.

The year for Augusto Roa Bastos

The “Real Academia de la Lengua Española” will hold a special edition of "Yo el Supremo" for 2017, the masterpiece of the Paraguayan intellectual.

Latin America landed in Berlin

Mexican filmmaker Esteban Arrangoiz Julien, whose short film "Ensueño en la Pradera" won the Silver Bear of this category at the Berlinale, calls out for culture.

Latin American art lands in LA

More than 40 Latin American and Hispanic art exhibitions and events will invade Southern California in the United States, as part of an initiative called Pacific Standard Time: LA / LA.

The undesired reflect in the mirror

The lack of promotion, the reluctance to different accents and the lack of distribution make Latin films distant from the public of other countries, despite the common language. Latin Americans don’t like Latin American films.

Literature the art of lying

“Los adioses” 55th anniversary reminds us of Juan Carlos Onetti, his vision about the Latin American Literature and its future.

Frida Kahlo Gallery: center of interchange

With an abundance of landscapes, portraits, nudes, abstract work and sculpture, made with diverse techniques and a great variety of styles, as well as formats, the 31st International Artists exhibition "Color es nuestro" was inaugurated at the Frida Kahlo Art Gallery.

The real end of the Mayas

Based on data obtained by radiocarbon studies, ceramic remains and highly controlled archaeological excavations, researchers were able to establish a fairly accurate chronology of population fluctuations, and how building construction increased and decreased in the area.

A place to remember

El Salvador pays tribute to one of the greatest attacks against civilians perpetrated by a Latin American army in aims of preventing violence in the country.

The “Rebozo purepecha” has deeper meaning

The purepecha rebozo is more than a piece to protect the woman from the cold. It is a symbol of their culture, identity, femininity and marital status which they carry with pride and elegance.

Leo Brower: Culture and history through music

The Latin America we know is a point of admiration, not of repose and analysis but of admiration to an aesthetic phenomenon of great importance. A blend of situations that made our roots. The well-known Cuban composer Leo Brower proves the point.

Berlin Film Festival opened doors

Latin American film industry will represent an "important geographical point" in the Berlinale Forum section, dedicated to experimental cinema, with films from Brazil, Peru, Chile, Mexico and Argentina, and which will also screen a Spanish film, the organization.

Mexico mixes the past and the present of art

Emmanuel Zavala at his next exhibition at the Museum of Anthropology of Xalapa will present 25 pieces in low and high temperature ceramics. A race of hybrid characters of prehispanic pieces with forms of contemporary ones, seeking unity between the ancestral with current art.

Remaining unknown

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has worked with other United Nations organizations to increase and improve the quality of the information collected in censuses, in order to help improve the attention of these groups, which many times are in oblivion. Despite the effort to have accurate information, United Nations organizations say that it is an arduous task.

Where was the Latin American Rock left?

The 80’s and 90’s were undoubtedly the golden age in which, due to social, political and cultural conjunctures, music, especially rock in Spanish, took power. But was it just a stage for the social context?

From the past to the table

Strength gathered to learn from the millennial indigenous gastronomy, Latin America is a unique region by its ingredients and its traditions.

Our treasured places

Latin America, as a whole, has an archaeological heritage comparable to very few parts of the world; Monuments, rock art, tools and landscapes created by the many pre-Columbian cultures, including Maya, Aztec and Inca, to mention but a few.

Colombian art takes Switzerland

Colombian sculptor Gabriel Beltrán will be the first Latin American artist to exhibit at the prestigious Christine Brügger gallery in Bern, Switzerland, where he will show a work characterized by its innovative, dynamic and joyful language.

Highly recognized

Mexico already has eight awards of immaterial culture by UNESCO. With this, it becomes the Latin American nation with more cultural expressions recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Buenos Aires oldest inhabitant

The remains of a strange creature that lived 3 million years ago was found in Argentina. It is a mammal similar to a camel with a horn that lived in the Pampas region.

Guatemala: new Year’s resolution

With an ancestral ceremony, a hundred people joined in Guatemala to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the signing of peace, in a Mayan ritual in which they called for a firm and lasting peace.

The best Latin American films of 2016

Let’s take a look at the list, made up of fiction feature films and documentaries. Collects raw operas and works of cinema enshrined in their countries. Nine films that reflect very political themes that are portrayed in different ways from conflicts over land in the Peruvian Amazon, through the drama of the disappeared in the Argentine dictatorship to stories of homosexual love in Chile, Mexico and Venezuela are part of this 2016 special.

Drawing my community

Children of Tututepec created tour guide, a project that seeks to promote culture and biodiversity through artistic activities.

Risk is still around

In the culture section of LatinAmerican Post we saw several actions aiming to preserve indigenous languages in Latin America during 2016, however it seems efforts have not been enough. 

Did Vikings arrive first?

Latin American indigenous pre-Columbian art pieces might suggest Spanish culture was not the first to step into our lands.