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Big Wins for Mexican and Chilean Film Makers at 2016 Oscars

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 12:00

Amidst public allegations that the Oscars and other award shows lack diversity, two Mexican filmmakers have been quietly earning top ranks for the past three years. Director Alejandro González Iñárritu and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, both Mexican, have won best director and best cinematographer for the past two and three years respectively. Not to mention that in 2014, another Mexican director, Alfonso Cuarón, won best director for his film, Gravity.

Exclusive Interview with Karen Rodriguez: American Pop Culture with Latino Roots

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 12:15

Historically for Latino singers there were only two pathways to success in the United States: sing in English to tap into the existing market or sing in Spanish to grow a fan base until popularity has risen enough to switch over to singing in English. In 2013, artists like Pitbull, Prince Royce, and Romeo Santos were making it in the music industry by following a third path.

Editoras Presentan "Diferencia(s)", una Nueva Revista de Teoría Social

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 12:30

Junto a diversos investigadores, becarios de investigación y estudiantes de grado y posgrado de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, conformamos un colectivo de investigación, donde llevamos adelantes proyectos colectivos e individuales vinculados al desarrollo de la teoría social moderna y contemporánea, con el objetivo de desarrollar y profundizar categorías analíticas que permitan reflexionar y analizar un conjunto de procesos sociales, económicos y políticos en América Latina.

A Snapshot of Carnaval in Oruro, Bolivia

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 12:45

Overshadowed by the more well-known Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the town of Oruro, Bolivia hosts its own lively event each February. Over 100,000 people come each year for the festivities. Carnaval in Bolivia is an annual “communal celebration of life” which happens right before the Catholic season of Lent. This time also happens to line up with the seasonal celebration of the awakening of new life; when Bolivia’s altiplano turns from brown to green.

Rancho, Plomo y Candela. Crónica y Ficción en "Salsa y Control" de José Roberto Duque

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 13:00

Salsa y Control [2](1996) del periodista y escritor venezolano José Roberto Duque es  un texto híbrido, que procede de modo fragmentario, trabajando con letras del cancionero popular caribeño y relatos de escenas de la vida cotidiana de los barrios urbano-marginales

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