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Beyond the island paradise: A show that looks at what binds art and ideas in the polyglot Caribbean

19 hours agoArts : Culture Monster

"Relational Undercurrents," now on view at the Museum of Latin American Art, is a smartly curated show that explores themes in Caribbean art - identity, environment and mapping - touching on key issues at a critical time.

Madrid To Get New Museum Of Contemporary Latin American Art

"The Miami-based philanthropist and art collector Ella Fontanals-Cisneros has announced that she will donate some works from her collection of Latin American art to the Spanish government, which will exhibit them on the second floor of Madrid's historical La Tabacalera, a former tobacco factory."

Guatemalan Fiambre

Every November 1, on All Saints' Day, Latin American families and friends unite to celebrate the lives of the departed. At their loved ones' grave sites, they tell stories, recite prayers, and leave flowers and candles. In the evening, the living share a meal, often in the graveyard, among the dead. Show More Summary

Breaking: “Legal Team Led by David Boies and LULAC Files Lawsuits Challenging Winner-Take-All Approach to Selecting Electors in Presidential Elections”

Release: A coalition of law firms led by David Boies of Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, and The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) today announced the filing of four landmark lawsuits challenging the winner-take-all method states use to allocate … Continue reading ?

Have a merry Afro-Colombian Christmas, in February

Afro-Colombian communities in the southwest of the Latin American country are celebrating Christmas, like every year, a little later than the rest of the world. The mid-February festivities are a tradition that dates back to the days...Show More Summary

Feature: The Elder Statesman of Latin American Literature — and a Writer of Our Moment

Mario Vargas Llosa isn’t a household name among American readers. But at 81, he remains a literary and political colossus across the Spanish-speaking world, and his novels have never felt more relevant.

The Future of Latin American and Latinx Art in LA

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Artists, curators, and others discuss the future of Latin American and Latinx art after the Getty's sprawling Pacific Standard Time initiative has come to an end. The post The Future of Latin American and Latinx Art in LA appeared first on Hyperallergic.

'Plagiarism': Spain's manchego makers in Mexican standoff over famed cheese

Calls for Mexico’s cheesemakers to stop using the name are threatening a new trade deal between Latin American country and the EU The producers of Spain’s renowned manchego cheese have accused their Mexican counterparts of “crude plagiarism” in a row that is holding back a new trade deal between the EU and Mexico. Show More Summary

How Latin American governments are assisting their local startup ecosystems

Launching a successful startup is hard work. Launching a successful startup in an environment which lacks a supportive local business ecosystem and startup friendly government, can become nigh on impossible. Even in the startup mecca...Show More Summary

'Do you fear me?': Venezuela's Maduro vows to gatecrash regional summit

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's unpopular socialist president Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday his right-wing Latin American counterparts showed intolerance by trying to exclude him from an upcoming summit in Lima - and he vowed to go anyway.

Art Review: She Led Latin American Art in a Bold New Direction

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

Turning to Brazil’s indigenous cultures and folklore for inspiration, Tarsila do Amaral helped give rise to the country’s Modern movement, a MoMA exhibition shows.

Lima Group countries criticize Venezuela election date

LIMA (Reuters) - The "Lima Group" of Latin American nations plus Canada on Tuesday criticized the Venezuelan government's decision to hold a presidential election on April 22 without reaching an agreement with an opposition coalitio...

Brazil’s ‘Lucicreide’ Gets NASA Clearance; Shepperton Eyes Expansion – Global Briefs

Lucicreide Goes To Mars starring Latin American comedian Fabiana has become the first production — and Brazil Production Services the first company — to be cleared by NASA to film with a drone at the Kennedy Space Center as well as the first feature to record there since the 1998 blockbuster film, Armageddon. Show More Summary

AT&T Plans IPO for Its Latin American TV Business

AT&T plans to separate most of its Latin American operations from its main business in an initial public offering that could raise billions of dollars for the U.S. carrier’s core business.

Exhibition presents groundbreaking approaches to photography by Latin American and Latino artists

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Matter of Photography in the Americas highlights groundbreaking works by artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latino communities in the United States who cast a critical eye on photography as both an artistic medium and a means of communication. Show More Summary

US mulls how to shield Caribbean if Venezuela oil cut

After a week spent preparing Latin American allies for possible new US oil sanctions against Venezuela, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited the Caribbean on Wednesday to discuss the aftermath of such a move. Many of the island nations...Show More Summary

World Bank launches $1.4 billion catastrophe bond for Latam earthquakes: Aon

LONDON (Reuters) - The World Bank has launched a $1.4 billion catastrophe bond covering Latin American earthquakes, the largest earthquake catastrophe bond on record, Aon Securities said on Wednesday.

More than three tons of cocaine seized in Latam raids

Police seized 3.3 tonnes of cocaine and arrested 21 people in coordinated raids involving five Latin American countries, Colombia said Tuesday. Most of the drug was meant to be shipped to Central America and the United States. The seizures...Show More Summary

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