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. 

An amazing 2016 for Esteman

The balance of these twelve months is positive for the Colombian, who managed to bring his music to other parts of Latin America. Beyond the music, he did it with a social message to our Latin American identity.

Lin-Manuel Miranda named AP Entertainer of the year

Winning a Pulitzer Prize and a clutch of Tony Awards in a single one year would be enough for anyone. Not Lin-Manuel Miranda. Not in 2016.

Out of the Oscars

The Hollywood Academy announced the nine films that go to the next phase in the race for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film, none of them is Latin American.

Did Vikings arrive first?

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

Illicit antiquities trade being struggled

Argentina returned 55 archaeological pieces to Bolivia as an action against illicit antiquities trade.

Latin America gets into the Forbes list with German Garmendia

Forbes Magazine published the list of the youtubers that earned the most in 2016. It is led by the Swedish Felix Avrid Ulf Kjellberg, known as 'PewDiePie' and a Latin American is also in.

“El negocio” goes for a new season

HBO's commitment to expand and strengthen its original productions in Latin America has conquered viewers across Latin America. 

Aztec culture reborn with a drink

Mexicans have made “Pulque” out of the maguey for centuries, but the viscous drink was not appreciated in the early 1970s when it got a bad reputation as a drink for the local and the poor. 

The BID pays tribute to Gustavo Dudamel

Composer and musical director of the Simón Bolívar Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Dudamel, with 35 years is one of the great names of Latin American music and the BID recognized it.

Cusco with more hints

Funerary pieces, ceremonial spaces, rock shelters, viewpoints and cave paintings were found associated with the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, in the Cusco region, during the exploration and investigation of the personnel of the Decentralized Culture Directorate of Cusco.

Latin America keeps trying

Hollywood remains first when it comes to the film industry in Latin America. What’s the reason why Latin American films have not reached the desired impact in its own region yet?

The unknown treasure heritage

Although we know that in almost all the Latin American countries Spanish is spoken, what is not so well known is the fact that in these places, from Mexico to Argentina, many other native languages are spoken. Let’s take a look at these languages and cultures that compose our Latin American heritage. 

Palenquero: The identity behind a language in Colombia

Spoken by residents of a settlement established by runaway slaves, Palenquero is seen as a form of cultural resistance.

Where is the future of Latin American Literature?

There are symptoms of farewells, transformations and search of new narrative directions. The paths and shortcuts of Latin American literature are in full swing and evidenced by the titles and trends of nowadays books.

The Argentinian film industry to excel Francisco Moreno

“Fuga de la Patagonia”, the first fiction of Francisco D'Eufemia and Javier Zeballos, tells the story of escape of the expert Francisco Moreno out of the hands of a Mapuche tribe, while sowing the controversy over his contributions to the preservation of national parks, as well as for the Desert Campaign.

Fidel Castro worked on Gabriel García Márquez's manuscripts

The Nobel laureate sent the Cuban dictator all of his books and received his factual and grammatical notes before submitting them to his publisher

Colombian music multiplied by two

"Chantaje" by Shakira and Maluma exceeded 50 million views in just 11 days. Colombian artists are sweeping away with their latest collaboration and have positioned themselves at the top of the sales charts.

Colombian music multiplied by two

"Chantaje" by Shakira and Maluma exceeded 50 million views in just 11 days. Colombian artists are sweeping away with their latest collaboration and have positioned themselves at the top of the sales charts.

Luis Fonsi upcoming album full of surprises

The Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi finishes in the recording studio the details of his new album, which will be released at the beginning of next year with surprises, a more danceable sound and romanticism as always. 

The rain feast: an Aymara measure

In a moment of severe draught in Bolivia, the Aymara’s festival is "to receive rain, to give water throughout the country," with culture and indigenous customs as the main protagonists.

50 years since Paradiso was published

The Cuban José Lezama Lima is well remembered by his novel Paradiso, considered by many a Latin American culture monument. Once again Latin America portrayed by literature. 

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