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Dispatches on Latin American art and culture

September 22, 2015

Alternativo Soy

A Map of Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES - Born from necessity, complicity, from celebratory euphoria. They materialize and get the ball rolling through conviction, collaboration, and the support of their audience...

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August 12, 2015

To Be Self-Sufficient in Chile

Stories of Experience

SANTIAGO - The absence of a culture that values the visual arts as a tool for social change and intellectual enrichment has been, in the case of Chile, both a hindrance on artistic development itself as much as a driving force behind new and creative ways of thinking...

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July 7, 2015


An Irreversible Storyline

MANAGUA - In 1972 an eartquake destroyed the city of Managua. Everything was left in ruins. The historic city center, now know as “Vieja Managua,” became an inoperative place...

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June 26, 2015


The porous layers of a city

CUERNAVACA - There is a common tree here in Cuernavaca locally known as Tabachin (Delonix regia; also known as Poinciana or Flamboyant tree). This red flowering tree produces a long seed pod, one of which John Cage used as an instrument in his 1975 composition...

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February 9, 2015

San Juan

The B-side

SAN JUAN - Este país… ¡no existe! [This country… doesn’t exist!], a play by Myrna Casas, was first staged in Río Piedras in 1993 at a critical political junction; official government activities celebrated the 5th centenary of the island’s “discovery,” and the second referendum on its political status resulted in maintaining Puerto Rico as an unincorporated territory of the United States.

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