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.

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.

Mexican constitution celebrated between agitation

Several entities and intellectuals have recently spoken about the Constitution and its centenary, giving very different opinions. The debate is open, and several experts argue the need to renew the magnum letter.

More measures less actions

On the outside it seems Latin American indigenous communities are being more recognized in the region. But when it comes to real rates, changes are not that visible.

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.

War stories: “Campo minado”

A director in total possession of her means to join different languages and platforms, avoiding the empty drama and playing with the different tones to tell a horror story, nuanced but not less shocking in the “Campo minado” documentary film.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Colombia: Easier to deny

For many years the European and American thinking system was established in Latin American society even over the local and the traditional customs.

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.