[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.]
[Below the video from ‘Somos Sur’, the second single from the new album by Chilean singer/rapper Anita Tijoux. "'Somos Sur' is about the importance of resistance, not only in Chile, but around the world," Tijoux tells Rolling Stone. "Global resistance movements, whether in Latin America, Africa or the Middle East, are fighting against the same patterns of violence that have repeated themselves throughout history. Which means many of these groups share a similar set of demands. We are asking for a free Palestine just like we’re asking for an independent Wallmapu [the Mapuche ancestral territories in southern Chile and Argentina] in Chile, without police control."]
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