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.

Mexico remembers Siqueiros

The artist, whose name was Jose de Jesus Alfaro Siqueiros had a creative life, leaving his political ideology in murals such as The march of humanity, The call to freedom, Burial of the sacrificed worker and Death to the invader.

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.

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.

Drawing my community

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

Internet going further

According to the country's constitution, Bolivia's 37 languages are recognized as official. However, although this linguistic diversity can be observed daily, this is not reflected on the Internet, where Spanish is still the dominant language.

How does Christmas look like for Mayos and Yaquis?

In Sonora, only the Yaqui and May indigenous groups, from the eight original ethnic groups, perform rituals for the celebration of Christmas, because they are the ones that had the greatest impact from Catholicism.

Did Vikings arrive first?

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

Christmas around Latin America

Preparing the Christmas tree, decorating houses with special lights, and expecting a Santa Claus and interchangeable gifts are customs inherited from Western culture that Latin America shares, but each region has made this celebration its own.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Reelection: an hypocrite democracy or inherited warlordism

Latin America has tried to consolidate its democracy under the principles of the liberal democracies of Europe and the United States run by freedom, equality and general will since its independence from the Spanish metropolis. But undoubtedly politics work different now and in huge proportions.

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. 

Wiwas in charge of nature conservation

The Wiwa’s lands, once a full green landscape, is now a dusty field in the Colombian dessert that hasn’t stopped changing in the last years. Indigenous communities take action!

The feathered Serpent mysteries don’t cease

The recent discovery of a second substructure inside the Kukulkan pyramid, and the previous that showed it was built on a body of water, have both opened the possibility of getting deeper knowledge about the period Mayas lived in and their disappearance causes. 

Gastronomy tradition seen from its roots

The gastronomy of each place borns of its products, its tradition and its cultural origins. And Latin American cuisine is nothing more than the logical result of that mixture of ethnic, cultural and social elements mixed in our continent.

Culture trafficking: blurred identity and lost memory

The traffic of cultural heritage is an activity that connects from antiquarians and politicians in Buenos Aires to narcos in Guatemala, from collectors under suspicion in Mexico to diplomats in Costa Rica and Peru. Important lost pieces that might clear our history.

Indigenous women role in Latin America

Indigenous women took massive part of the struggles for land and defense of their ethnicity. Cacicas, mamma tallo, commandos, amazonas, warriors, various are the names that these indigenous heroines received, fighters in the liberation of their peoples in the Spanish conquest, and foreign domination.

Indigenous recognition keeps growing strong

Indigenous communities have gained significant progress in claiming their rights, promoted by the Bolivarian government, including highlights in their recognition in the Constitution and inclusion in social welfare missions. 

Stars through the eyes of Guarani community

In a country that beholds each day less the sky, the Paraguayan astronomer Blas Servin reviews the dummy lines connecting the stars to recreate the drawings imagined by Guarani indigenous community

Latin America about justice

The World Justice Project organization said in its index Rule of Law Index ranking of countries where there is more and less confidence in justice.