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Posts Tagged: Argentina
Isla Maciel, a small, poor community on the outskirts of bustling Buenos Aires, is experiencing a cultural makeover in the form of street art. Young artists aim to ignite communal pride, educate on issues of inequality and violence, and display the marginalized voices of Isla Maciel on every surface of the community with beautiful murals—some painted by artists as young as thirteen....more
The Airship Daily examines the life of Horacio Quiroga.
In his work, Quiroga shows a morbid obsession with death and violence (see: “The Decapitated Chicken”), and a large part of this undoubtedly stems from his own life. The opening salvo came before he had even completed his first year of life: In 1879, his father, an official at the Argentine Consulate, was killed in a hunting accident.
The series, which originally appeared at Filmmaker magazine’s site, has been translated into Spanish as a book for Argentina’s Mar del Plata film festival....more
“Naipaul’s vision of Argentina could hardly have been less flattering. As the days went by, he came to find not only the city but the country as a whole insufferably aggravating....more
Two Latin American novels, published in English for the first time, stake out radically different artistic territory....more
In the 1960s and 70s, Central and South America were rife with dictatorships which used secret police, the military, right-wing death squads and tight control of the media to quash dissent and keep power. One of the most egregious of these police states was Argentina, still recovering from its anti-democratic Peronist era....more