Profiles

Alberto Perea and his new search in London August 31, 2014 00:01

Alberto Perea and his new search in London

He claims not to be completely integrated with the English community, and his inner circle are Latinos living in the city. Language is still [...]
 
Jony Carrera: the future is right now August 24, 2014 00:01

Jony Carrera: the future is right now

He was born in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. He is a languages and sports teacher, and a tourist guide. He has also held [...]
 
Marta D: “There is no future for me here” August 17, 2014 00:01

Marta D: “There is no future for me here”

Polish and 31-years-old, Marta came to London in search of work that she could not find in her home country. She has been here [...]
 
 
Guillermo Cruz: passionate about English, passionate about London August 10, 2014 00:01

Guillermo Cruz: passionate about English, passionate about London

Guillermo is a 31 year-old from Tenerife, one of the Spanish Canary Islands. He started a psychology degree and is thinking that he may [...]
 
Jacqueline Cornago Suárez: The future in London is a possibility July 27, 2014 00:01

Jacqueline Cornago Suárez: The future in London is a possibility

Jacqueline is 36-years-old and has come to London to enjoy a holiday. With Cuban heritage from her mother’s side and a father from Madrid, [...]
 
Benito Rodríguez Medina: “All cultures are different, but have similarities between them” July 12, 2014 19:47

Benito Rodríguez Medina: “All cultures are different, but have similarities between them”

Although feeling integrated into society Benito Rodriguez Medina thinks that there are many ghettos and segregated areas between communities living in London   Virginia [...]
 
 
Jennifer Kaplan-Ortiz: a photographer in a city for art June 15, 2014 00:01

Jennifer Kaplan-Ortiz: a photographer in a city for art

Her family’s cultural mix has provided her with the necessary skills to become an “adaptable” woman who has no doubts about grasping the opportunities [...]
 
Paola Valentina Marín: Immigrant and foreigner, two different realities June 1, 2014 00:03

Paola Valentina Marín: Immigrant and foreigner, two different realities

A Colombian chef, with a great love for Spain and currently living in the UK. She’s been able to see different social contexts and, [...]
 
Ariel Céspedes: non-European immigrants meet closed doors May 25, 2014 00:02

Ariel Céspedes: non-European immigrants meet closed doors

Despite his legal status, a 25-year old Bolivian continues to pursue his goals in London, with the support of his partner.   As a [...]
 
 
Maria Lizeth Farroñay: the need to achieve your goals May 25, 2014 00:01

Maria Lizeth Farroñay: the need to achieve your goals

For this young Peruvian living in Europe is a tough task, it is for the thousands of immigrants who arrive in Europe every year. [...]
 
Jacqueline Silde, feeling lucky but outraged May 18, 2014 00:01

Jacqueline Silde, feeling lucky but outraged

After more than a decade based in the district of Brixton, this Brazilian expresses her concern about how immigrants have become scapegoats in this [...]
 
Albert Salat, from waiter to office worker, with clear goals May 11, 2014 00:01

Albert Salat, from waiter to office worker, with clear goals

At 23, this Catalonian has the satisfaction of having made progress in a big city like London, but his aim of returning home remains [...]
 
 
Gabi Sánchez: Smiles through tough times April 20, 2014 00:01

Gabi Sánchez: Smiles through tough times

  The survival instinct and desire to keep fighting are what led her to be in the position that she is in today.   [...]
 
Nagela Talita: Better here than in any other city April 13, 2014 00:01

Nagela Talita: Better here than in any other city

Originally from Brazil, at 27-years-old Nagela Talita can say that she has been living in various countries. With an unstoppable path, Nagela left her [...]
 
Fernando Zamora: a committed and caring student April 6, 2014 00:01

Fernando Zamora: a committed and caring student

This 19-year-old Peruvian, who has lived in London since 2013, was persuaded to come to the United Kingdom because of the prestige and high [...]
 
 
 

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  • Comments, In Focus What is peace?

    What is peace?

    A white cow is not a white dove, says Eduardo Embry, a Chilean poet based in the UK. A gracing pristine cow is heavy, and the meaning of peace is not to appease or to be appeased. By contrast, peace is not a given, but an ongoing process of understanding and doing together.   Mabel Encinas   Peace...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus “F” is for Fringe

    “F” is for Fringe

    Photo by Kim Traynor Visiting the Edinburgh Fringe, we went to several stand-up comedians; and we learned that bad language and explicit sexual references are endemic. In particular, the F-word is ubiquitous.   Steve Latham   Maybe I am shocking because I am getting on in years, and it expresses...

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  • Culture, Visual Arts A giant man and a tiny woman in the Hunterian museum

    A giant man and a tiny woman in the Hunterian museum

    This Hunterian museum, which unites anatomical and pathological specimens to be studied by undergraduate and postgraduate students, also houses Charles Byrne and Caroline Crachami.   Photo By StoneColdCrazy Edith Tacusi Oblitas   Irishman Charles Byrne was 2 metre and 48 centimetres tall when he died...

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  • Comments, In Focus, Needle's Eye Reparations and genetics: Have they anything to say to each other?

    Reparations and genetics: Have they anything to say to each other?

    Genetic modification and reparations for slavery might seem on first appearances to be somewhat distant companions.   Nigel Pocock   How should we define ‘GM’? If we limit the definition to a laboratory, deliberately excluding the social context, then we are unlikely to make a connection...

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  • Culture, Globe, Screen, United Kingdom London Spanish Film Festival celebrates its 10th year

    London Spanish Film Festival celebrates its 10th year

    The 10th edition of the festival will take place from the 25th of September to the 5th of October, bringing together Spanish and Catalan productions , comedy and cuisine.   Photo by London Spanish Film Festival London Spanish Film Festival is 10 years old this year, and to mark the occasion the...

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  • Comments, Culture, In Focus, Screen Carpe Diem

    Carpe Diem

    (…) My wife has proposed a family suicide / both of us and our two daughters / when the mushroom cloud arrives (…) Affonso Romano de Sant´Anna.   Armando Orozco Tovar   We are surrounded by death, something that sounds like stating the obvious, a great truth. But what are we going to do...

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  • Culture, Pages Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the flight of the prince

    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the flight of the prince

    Seventy years after his plane was tragically shot down, we are still no closer to knowing which of the Nazi Luftwaffe pilots – Horst Rippert or Robert Heichele – ended the life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.   Miguel Fernández Martínez   On the 31st of July 1944, at 8:45am, Saint-Exupéry...

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  • Culture, Pages, Trade Unions, Workers ‘Private’ is ‘Public’: Health Care is our right

    ‘Private’ is ‘Public’: Health Care is our right

    “The Price of Experience: Writings on living with cancer” by Mike Marqusee demands an end to inequalities in health care and challenges the British government’s ideology which blames people for their ill health. It makes us think about how this “winners” and “losers”...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus Revelation of “Boyhood”

    Revelation of “Boyhood”

    This is the latest film directed by Richard Linklater. Astonishingly, the movie was filmed over twelve years, taking thirty-nine days of shooting.   Richard LinklaterPhoto by Siebbi Steve Latham   Tracing the life of a young boy as he grows into a young man, the picture follows the central character’s...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus Are we decadent?

    Are we decadent?

    “Decadence” is usually a term used by right-wing people to castigate individuals and societies with whom they disagree, and whose lifestyle they disapprove of.   Photo from http://goo.gl/9HxW4f Steve Latham   The arts are frequently said to be in decline, embodied in paradoxical trends:...

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  • Culture, Screen Diego Quemada-Díez: “The happy end is a manipulation”

    Diego Quemada-Díez: “The happy end is a manipulation”

    The journey of three teenagers riding “the Beast”, the train that leads to the desired future in the United States, is full of risks and is destroying innocence, hope and grand dreams, metre by metre.   Diego Quemada-Díez Noelia Ceballos Terrén   From his first steps behind a camera 20...

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  • Culture, Screen Marc Silver tells the horror of immigrants risking their lives

    Marc Silver tells the horror of immigrants risking their lives

    He directed  “Who Is Dayani Cristal?”, a documentary which recently premiered in the UK and recounts the dangers faced by immigrants travelling from Mexico to the United States through the so-called “death row”.     Marc Silver  Juanjo Andrés Cuervo   Thousands of...

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  • Comments, Globe, In Focus, World CTRL + (H)ALT + DELETE: Israel and the Palestinians

    CTRL + (H)ALT + DELETE: Israel and the Palestinians

    There is a photograph of this graffito beside an Israeli army checkpoint; it seems to sum up the Gaza situation: electronic eavesdropping, media manipulation and high tech shock and awe to wipe the Palestinians off the map.   Graham Douglas   In 4 weeks 1,800 Palestinians including about 400 children...

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  • Comments, Critical Dialogues, In Focus A requiem for Gaza

    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.   Claudio Chipana                    How can a country justify the destruction and subjugation of another population...

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  • Comments, In Focus Palestine and our daughters and sons

    Palestine and our daughters and sons

    I wonder what effects the facts in Palestina have on our lives. The Gaza Strip is more than 3500 kilometres away from London (and over 12000 kilometres away from the Latin American region, where I am from), and still, the shocking facts cannot be ignored.   Mabel Encinas   Palestinian people...

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  • Comments, In Focus Palestine… Imprisoned in the open air

    Palestine… Imprisoned in the open air

    The genocide committed against Palestine is reminiscent of the Napoleonic phrase: “God is on the side with the best artillery.” It hits/ your whip is daring/  it teaches us to be stubborn/ and of the contempt of the threats/ our destiny is transformed in/ resistance… (Palestinian poetry).   Armando...

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  • Culture, Globe, Latin America, Listings, Screen Documentary captures the presidency of Hugo Chávez

    Documentary captures the presidency of Hugo Chávez

    On 29th July, the East London Venezuela Solidarity Campaign will be screening a short film entitled “Chávez”, in partnership with the coordinator of the movement.   Luis Castro’s documentary charts the transformation that Venezuela has undergone since Chávez was first elected to the presidency...

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  • Culture, Music The story of how Lennon’s  strawberry fields came to be

    The story of how Lennon’s strawberry fields came to be

     The fact that John Lennon wrote ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ in Almeria has been referred to before in historical accounts about the Beatles but the artist’s Spanish involvement went beyond this and  included some abortive projects such as the film that never was with bullfighter ‘El Cordobes’(the...

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  • Comments, EdgeNotes, In Focus Money rules

    Money rules

    Society is being hollowed out by a set of non-values which are overwhelming ever other set of criteria for evaluating worth.   Steve Latham   F. S. Michaels’ book, “Monoculture. How one story is changing everything”, analyses the deep structure of our culture’s infatuation with wealth. It...

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  • Culture, Listings, Screen The real drama is in the ‘corridor of death’

    The real drama is in the ‘corridor of death’

    The documentary film ‘Who is Dayani Cristal’ will premiere in British cinemas on July 25th, the story of a migrant whose body was found in this deadly area of desert.   The film is directed by Marc Silver and produced by Gael Garcia Bernal, and is based on real events. The film shows the arduous...

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