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On the eve of Rafael Payare taking to the stage at Barbican Hall to conduct Scheherazade, Latinolife examines the roots behind his success in El Sistema – and other musical prodigies following his suit.
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As we all know by now, you can save big money by traveling to a summery locale in the off-peak months of the year. For some places that may mean compromising a bit of warmth, or risking the chance of rain. Not so with Gran Canaria, one of the Canary Islands’s largest and most populous spots. Often...
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It is no surprise that Basque and Catalan football fans waited with baited breath for the result of the Scottish Referendum, seeking inspiration. They know better than anybody the talent in Spain’s autonomous communities and its influence in national football. We take a look at the interesting...
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As Brazilian elections continue to dominate the Latin American press, another presidential race is taking place over the border in Uruguay. With Jose Mujica unable to run for this term, he leaves behind a political landscape unearthed by his landmark reforms.
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The Chavez legacy is omnipresent in Venezuelan society. The Bolivarian revolutionary re-drafted the education system and even built a new city in the northern state of Vargas. However, the administration of Nicolas Maduro is under huge pressure to rejuvenate a withering visionary project and...
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Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, leader since 2007.
On the eve of his inauguration in 2013, Ecuador's President Rafael Correa explicitly stated he would not seek re-election in four years’ time. Now, Ecuador’s Congress has proposed legislation to abolish the limit on the amount of terms an elected official can serve. Governors have insisted the...
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With the first round of Presidential elections in Brazil coming up October 5th, how have World Cup protests and the recent death of opposition Socialist candidate Eduardo Campos on the 13th August affected Dilma Rousseff’s re-election campaign?
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Forget logic, it's that time of the decade when the only currency is euphoria and rage. Yes, the World Cup is here again and all human reason disappears. Nobody does passion quite like us Latinos, which is why we’ve dedicated a whole section to it. Which of our professional ranters convinces...
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You'd have to be deaf not to notice the huge influx of Spaniards to London in recent years. Nowhere was it more evident that at this year's Latin US Awards, which witnessed a huge Spanish participation and success. Here we celebrate Spaniards in London, and their unrelenting...
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From Peruvian and Mexican haute cuisine to Colombian and Venezuelan street food, via the meaty Argentine parillas and Brazilian rodizios, London is the latest city to be hit by the global craze in Latin cuisine. Spanish TV Star and El Pais Columnist Boris Izaguirre embarks on a gastronomic tour of...
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