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Ali Rocha & Nayana Fernandez report from Sao Paolo on the series of mass protests against hikes in public transport fares.
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In my first term teaching political anthropology to first year political science undergraduates at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá, I decided to give the students the chance to design their own essay topic. The results were astounding, revealing profound and moving dimensions of...
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How does a country like Mexico, with perhaps close to half its inhabitants - some 50 million people- living in poverty, come to produce someone who is by some reckonings the richest man in the world? That is the question the Mexican journalist Diego Enrique Osorno attempts to answer in his recently...
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Few people think of heading to Peru for Christmas. But, as Amaranta Wright finds out, summer in Lima and its amazing coastline, Machu Picchu without the crowds and jungle experience without the heat, conspire make Christmas a perfect time to explore one of Latin America's most fascinating...
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“There is just so much space here!” was one of the most recurring thoughts I had on my trip to Brazil. Perhaps a pretty basic observation given I was visiting the largest country in Latin America. Yet my poor brain, accustomed to the real estate curses and daily sardine-tin tube commutes of...
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Migration has changed everything. Before, we grew up with one cultural identity, now many people have two or three. Even our political leaders and cultural icons are part of the new bi-cultural trend. Sofia Sims asks members of two such families, the Corbyns - where grandad Jeremy is the new Labour...
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Travelling independently is the best way to see the natural beauty of the Dominican Republic, says Elizabeth Mistry
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Jose Luis reflects on the importance of Fania, the iconic 1970s New York record label that created the Salsa brand, and the identity it forged for Latinos all over the world. It left not only a musical legacy but had a transformative social impact that lasts till today
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Sarah Quarmby delves into the gory culture that surrounds increasingly popular Mexican drug ballads.
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With a hat-trick against Sevilla, Messi took his La Liga goal tally up to 253 to break a record that had stood untouched for almost 60 years. Lewis Blakeman takes a look at the Argentine’s career, and argues that he doesn't have to win the World Cup to become the worlds greatest ever player,...
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