A group of researchers found the first outlines of a society with democracy in Latin America, its origin is not a European phenomenon and it existed before the invasion of the Spanish empire.
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.
Woman plays a fundamental role in the development and preservation of native mother language, an invaluable wealth of the linguistic culture of Latin America.
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.
The Colombian writer Philip Potdevin has just published his novel 'Palabrero', with Intermediate Publishers.
Proud of being an Oaxacan indigenous woman, the soprano María Reyna González shares the sounds of the Mixe language to the world.
The government of Peru recognized the official language of the alphabet of the indigenous community Yaminahua.
The Paraguayan Writers Society welcomes the first indigenous woman poet.
Construction projects are threatening the sacred places and Munduruku culture.
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.
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.
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.
The indigenous game that has been kept until today is the proof of the syncretism and religious importance in Latin America!
Strength gathered to learn from the millennial indigenous gastronomy, Latin America is a unique region by its ingredients and its traditions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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 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.
According to the INEI figures, poverty affects those who have any of the indigenous languages in as their mother tongue. The National Household Survey (Enaho) indicates that 60.4% of the population of native communities are living in poverty, while 20.1% live in extreme poverty.
When an indigenous Latin American wants to write an email and has no other way than to do it in Spanish or Portuguese because their native language and writing symbols are not on the computer keyboard. The good and the bad about a digital typography project.
Indigenous communities’ knowledge is vast. The capital government will work to preserve the ancestral legacy practiced by healers in Mexico City.
Tal y como suele ser común, en Latinoamerica las comunidades indígenas son obligadas a vivir una vida que culturalmente no les pertenece, pero que al mismo tiempo se rehúsa a reconocerlos como parte legitima de ella.
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.
The indigenous community also has something to say about the Peace-Deal process in Colombia.
In the country with more deaths from diabetes in Latin America, the indigenous and rural population is the most vulnerable to the invasion of soda drinks.
October is the month to celebrate the discovery of our continent, but what are the real feelings of the Latin American population for the event?
Argentina opens its first service center to combine modern Western medicine and Mapuche’s tradition in Neuquen province.
As a side project to the scientific collaboration between Mexican and Peruvian researchers, the book Riqsiyku about nanotechnology was released. A text written in Spanish and Quechua, aimed for primary school children.
Digital activists committed with the indigenous community culture are creating emojis and struggling to reach the biggest digital platforms with them.
Paraguay faces the agricultural crisis by proposing new ways of blending knowledge sources to get the best of it.
Public workers are being taught the indigenous languages in aims of giving these communities access to all their rights.
The contemporaneous art museum in Bogotá gets the international excellence sign.
The indigenous community celebrated the end of the peace deal process. What is their position?
Unfortunately life seems to be taught for indigenous women in Latin America. What is happening?