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“The Grand Budapest Hotel”: Remembrance of things past, and present April 20, 2014 00:03

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”: Remembrance of things past, and present

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” is the latest film directed by Wes Anderson, and is a masterpiece of his oeuvre, a near perfect expression of [...]
 
Revolution and British fight, on film April 20, 2014 00:00

Revolution and British fight, on film

On April 26th, the City of Manchester will be hosting a public event showing two documentaries about protest movements around the UK.    The [...]
 
To be visible April 13, 2014 00:03

To be visible

‘Invisibility’ has become a prevalent term to characterise the Latin American community in the last few years.   Mabel Encinas   Currently, this community [...]
 
 
Make mine a double April 13, 2014 00:02

Make mine a double

I went with my son to see the new film directed by Richard Ayoade, “The Double”, based loosely on a short story by Dostoevsky. [...]
 
Which jungle is José Eustasio Rivera writing about? April 13, 2014 00:01

Which jungle is José Eustasio Rivera writing about?

“Before I became passionate about any woman, I gambled with my heart and violence won.”  – The Vortex   Armando Orozco Tovar   It [...]
 
Experience and prejudices April 6, 2014 00:03

Experience and prejudices

A colleague of mine was telling me how she felt awkward speaking to her university tutor, who is a famous academic in the world [...]
 
 
Killing kids April 6, 2014 00:02

Killing kids

Belgium has become the first European country in modern times to pass legislation permitting child euthanasia. The killing fields have returned, this time in [...]
 
Miguel Hernández, poetry and prison April 6, 2014 00:01

Miguel Hernández, poetry and prison

What did I do to deserve so much time inside? It was 1961, in the poet Darío Samper’s library, when I first came to [...]
 
The liberation… of the city of Yabrud March 23, 2014 22:41

The liberation… of the city of Yabrud

Eclipsed by the events in Crimea and minimised through Western censorship because it was inconvenient for their propaganda: on March 16th the Syrian Arab [...]
 
 
Life and death…. Death and life March 23, 2014 18:00

Life and death…. Death and life

We often turn a blind eye to death in the West.  But why?  After all, prevailing common sense tells us that every life ultimately [...]
 
Autonomist Abdication? March 23, 2014 16:55

Autonomist Abdication?

Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi is an old school Italian marxist. Rising up during the 1960s, he spent years in exile in France, during the repression [...]
 
Abortion: Can we discuss it? March 15, 2014 23:45

Abortion: Can we discuss it?

Spain has been rocked by demonstrations against the government’s new law limiting a woman’s right to an abortion.   Steve Latham Continent-wide, this move [...]
 
 
The Latin American diaspora: identity and recognition March 15, 2014 23:27

The Latin American diaspora: identity and recognition

Immigrants reconstruct their identities, transfer their customs, traditions and cultural symbols, and adapt themselves to a different environment.   Claudio Chipana*   The Latin–American [...]
 
The Shadow of Senator McCarthy in Colombia March 15, 2014 22:48

The Shadow of Senator McCarthy in Colombia

“The hours count. The minutes count. Don’t let this crime against humanity take place”. Pablo Picasso.   Armando Orozco Tovar   On the 8th [...]
 
How violent systems maintain themselves March 9, 2014 22:28

How violent systems maintain themselves

It has long fascinated historians and others how such an apparently sophisticated society as ancient Rome could also be so barbaric, an ironic term, [...]
 
 
 

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