Alborada Magazine on Latin American Politics and Culture (Issue 1)

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Singing Truth to Power (T.M. Scruggs/Alborada Magazine)

[The great Argentinian folk singer Mercedes Sosa, who died in 2009, would have been 80 in July. T.M. Scruggs explores the legacy of an artist hailed as ‘the voice of Latin America’.]


Documentaries about Latin America at Sheffield’s 22nd Documentary Film Festival 2015 (Kate Clark/

[Sheffield’s 22nd Documentary Film Festival, held in June 2015, showed over 150 documentaries, including some from Latin America.]


Pinochet's Press Gang (Nick MacWilliam/Alborada Magazine)

[Want to know how much media ownership matters? Just look at Chile. Nick MacWilliam reports on a probing documentary into the El Mercurio media group.]


Venezuela: Maduro and the Market (Steve Ellner/Alborada Magazine)

[With the recent plunge in oil prices and radicalised opposition forces, can President Maduro keep the Bolivarian revolution on track? Steve Ellner writes. Click here to read a Spanish translation of the article.]


Alborada Magazine Editorial: Beyond The Mainstream (Pablo Navarrete)

[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!]


University of Chile Makes 150 Historic Chilean Films Available Online (Nick MacWilliam/

[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.]


Poem: That Which Returns: A Poem for Alexander Mora (R. Rahal/Subversiones)

[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.]


Chilean Business (Nueva Cancion Music Selection) By Ursula Parvex (Alborada Soundsystem)

[In advance of our event Cine Liberación: A Day of Documentary & Discussion on Latin America on 9 November in London, we offer this selection of Nueva Cancion music by Ursula Parvex (Alborada Soundsystem). On Sunday Ursula will be selecting the music in advance of the live performances by Alex Etchart and the Lokandes quartet & guests. Visit the SoundCloud page for more information on the selection from Ursula and for tracklistings.] >>Event info:

Cine Liberación: A Day of Documentary & Discussion on Latin America (Sunday 9 November/London, UK)

For links to photos taken at the event see below.

**Ver abajo para información en Español**

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.

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