Critical Dialogues

The Latin-American papal tour & the “communist cross” July 21, 2015 06:41

The Latin-American papal tour & the “communist cross”

The handover of a crucifix with the sickle and hammer from Evo Morales to Pope Francis on his visit to Bolivia, could remain an [...]
 
Are we all equal in the UK? Human up May 31, 2015 02:38

Are we all equal in the UK? Human up

A film with the title “Man Up” is currently on the screens. It’s a traditional expression to encourage like-a-man behaviour, like-a-traditional-man behaviour: get yourself [...]
 
Shades of light and dark in the wake of the recent elections May 17, 2015 10:06

Shades of light and dark in the wake of the recent elections

The recent elections have cast a veil of darkness over the country’s future surrounding fundamental questions such as democracy, economic recovery, social cohesion and [...]
 
 
Elections: ¿Forging the Latino  vote in the United Kingdom? April 6, 2015 16:42

Elections: ¿Forging the Latino vote in the United Kingdom?

The contribution of Latin immigrants will not be complete without their participation and adequate representation within the British political system.   Claudio Chipana * [...]
 
The Latin American diaspora: identity and recognition December 30, 2014 21:01

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 crossroads of a Latin American immigrant November 30, 2014 21:59

The crossroads of a Latin American immigrant

The electoral gains of UKIP with its anti-immigrant discourse and ability to charge the domestic agenda and front pages with the need to cut [...]
 
 
Reflections on identity and diversity October 20, 2014 15:16

Reflections on identity and diversity

A lot of emphasis has been placed on the heterogeneous character of Latin America, and indeed without paying attention to this diversity it would [...]
 
Conga, Gregorio Santos and Máxima Acuna August 31, 2014 23:07

Conga, Gregorio Santos and Máxima Acuna

The words are a battle cry, a plea to save the region’s environment and water supply and put an end to predatory and polluting [...]
 
A requiem for Gaza August 3, 2014 11:12

A requiem for Gaza

The killing of Palestine’s civilian population, including women and children, is unjustifiable. The people of Palestine can only choose between freedom and death.   [...]
 
 
Recognition as a ontological and human relationship July 6, 2014 22:17

Recognition as a ontological and human relationship

Recognition is looking in the mirror at the other to build a community that is not homogeneous but diverse.   Claudio Chipana G.   [...]
 
Latinos defending their identity May 18, 2014 00:04

Latinos defending their identity

 The recognition of ethnic minorities is, above all, the recognition of their identity.    Claudio Chipana *   There is a large Latin American [...]
 
Latin America, a synthesis  of diverse cultures May 11, 2014 02:31

Latin America, a synthesis of diverse cultures

An accurate historical account of Latin American identity is to be found in the fact that the notion of ‘Latin America’ has changed over [...]
 
 
Latino identity: a case of multiple identities (Part 1) May 4, 2014 03:54

Latino identity: a case of multiple identities (Part 1)

  In Latin America there is no single homogeneous reality: it is a region of contrasts, where different utopian visions and different everyday stories [...]
 
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. [...]
 
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 [...]
 
 
 

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