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  • 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!

  • Why are the lost tribes now emerging from the Amazon?

    Film-maker Angus Macqueen had extraordinary access to one of the last uncontacted indigenous peoples for his new documentary. Here he tells of the struggles they now face on the border of Brazil and Peru

  • Who was Malinche? : The key that open the Mexican door

    The young Malinalli, or better known Malinche, the indigenous woman that accompanied  Hernán Cortés during the long conquer process of the Aztec Empire.

  • 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.

  • When did the path change?

    Both the US and Latin America were colonized by European powers. However they evolved in diametrically opposite directions.

  • Venezuela: Synonymous of a broad spectrum of artistic activity

    Top 10 of the most important and recognized Venezuelan artists compared with the best international art.

  • Urban Latin American art reaches the Russian capital streets

    With the second edition of the street art festival in Moscow 42 artists from all around the world will fill up the city with color and creativity.

  • Urban graffiti takes Brazilian streets

    The graffiti is gaining more presence in Brazil, especially in Sao Paulo, a gray city that lends itself to colorful murals, but Rio de Janeiro does not stay back, where a couple of weeks ago opened the world's largest one, whose author is preparing a project Mexico City.

  • Untangling an accounting tool and an ancient Incan mystery

    In a dry canyon strewn with the ruins of a long-dead city, archaeologists have made a discovery they hope will help unravel one of the most tenacious mysteries of ancient Peru: how to read the knotted string records, known as khipus, kept by the Incas.

  • U.S., Mexico Studying How to Preserve Spanish Missions

    About 30 experts from Mexico and the United States met this week to examine strategies to preserve the cultural and historical legacy of the Spanish missions located in Mexico and California.

  • Tupac Amaru is still alive

    Indigenous hero will finally take his place in the memory of his country through the recognition of his house as a national monument in Perú.

  • Tito Puente NYC memorial plans moving forward

    In August 2000, three months after Puente’s passing, East 110th Street from Fifth to First Avenue was christened Tito Puente Way.

  • The untold story of the Chilean Revolution to big screen

    Carlos Weber, one of the victims of the violent times Chile went through during the 70’s unveils his experience in a documentary by the Puerto Rican filmmaker Arleen Cruz-Alicea.

  • 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 Sun is God for Andean Indians

    The sun is viewed as God by the indigenous peoples of the Ecuadorian Andes, who celebrate the summer solstice with a feast of thanksgiving for the harvest and life itself.

  • The real origin of the bowler hats: A Cholitas legend

    After Evo Morales reached the presidency in Peru, bowler hats came back to the view. But where do they come from after all?

  • 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.

  • The MoMa is now full of Latin American Art

    Nowadays, Latin America is increasingly recognized worldwide for its diverse cultural expressions. The trend is also reflected in the Latin American modern art, a cultural expression that demonstrates the sophistication and variety of our region in  New York.

  • The last “lost” tribes of the Amazon?

    Experts suggest there are perhaps 70 such groupings left, numbering anything from 2,000 to 3,000 people in total, nearly all of whom live in the headwaters of the Amazon.

  • The first certified museum in Latin America

     The contemporaneous art museum in Bogotá gets the international excellence sign.

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