[In the pages that follow we offer stories that contrast with the dominant media narratives served up about Latin America. Galeano once put it like this: ‘One writes out of a need to communicate and to commune with others, to denounce that which gives pain and to share that which gives happiness.’ These words also encapsulate the sentiment behind this magazine’s production. We hope you enjoy it. Gracias Galeano. La lucha continúa!]
[The Cineteca of the University of Chile, the oldest film archive in the country, has made over 150 films spanning the entire history of national cinema freely available to download or stream online.]
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[On Sunday 7 December it was confirmed that the remains of 1 of the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico had been identified. He was 21, named Alexander Mora, from a very poor indigenous community called Teponoapa in Guerrero. Below moving poem written in his memory that has been translated into English. The original poem In Spanish can be found below the English translation.]
For links to photos taken at the event see below.
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Alborada and Movimientos present a day of documentary and discussion about Latin America centred around the themes of Exile, Solidarity and Culture. Films screened to include the new acclaimed documentary on the late, legendary Argentinian singer Mercedes Sosa.
The event will close with a special musical performance by Lokandes Quartet & guests.
[What's at stake in Brazil in these elections is whether the country will continue as a major partner of Latin America and the Global South or if it will return to being a US satellite.]
[A timely examination of human values and the health issues that affect us all, !Salud! looks at the case of Cuba, a country with what the BBC calls 'one of the world's best health systems.' From the shores of Africa to the Americas, !Salud! hits the road with some of the 28,000 Cuban health professionals serving in 68 countries, and explores the hearts and minds of international medical students in Cuba -- now numbering 30,000, including nearly 100 from the USA.]
A Spotify selection of songs written and/or performed by the late, great Mercedes Sosa. Selected by Pablo Navarrete for www.alborada.net
::: Documentary Screening: Mercedes Sosa, the Voice of Latin America (Friday 11 March 2016/London, UK)
See also: Singing Truth to Power (T.M. Scruggs/Alborada Magazine)
[It's as is the Europeans had invented a Latin America for their own use. This has impeded and continues to impede them from knowing the real Latin America. This applies as much for traditional thinking as for the left, whatever its profile.]