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The Passion of Diego Armando Maradona

In that fine tradition of Latin American culture, Diego Armando Maradona was nothing if not a magical realist. Unconcerned with good and evil, he embodied that ancient connection between children and godliness.

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The Aliens Landed in Latin America a Long Time Ago

Past Futures makes clear; futuristic and fantastical art has long been a feature of Latin American sci-fi.

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The Toll of Political Idealism: 'The Dream of the Celt'

This lightly fictionalized tale of the much maligned Sir Roger Casement prefigures our own guilty complicity with an unjust world order demand for ever-lower prices, ever-wider markets, and ever-greedier enterprises.

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Various Artists: Sofrito:Tropical Discotheque

Presented with a simple problem -- "How do you make people dance?" -- we find 15 ways to respond, all of them different and none of them wrong.

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Tycoon's War by Stephen Dando-Collins

Although these accounts of Walker’s military adventures are often engrossing, they only serve as distraction, attempting to present him as a hero.

Ryan Michael Williams
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Various: Porque Este Océano es el Tuyo, es el Mío

This album, its mouthful of a title borrowed from Pablo Neruda, is a compilation of indie pop tracks from South and Central America.

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The Complete Poetry: A Bilingual Edition by César Vallejo

Today Vallejo, the bard of Peru, has a place among the finest of his century's poets.

John Timpane
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Despite progress, Latin American journalists still face threats

By Frances Robles and Andres Viglucci McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)

Frances Robles and Andres Viglucci
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Various Artists: World Circuit Presents

Eschewing chronology for style, World Circuit manages to create a coherent yet deliciously eclectic mix.

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Lost City Radio by Daniel Alarcon

Loss, love and chance figure into Lost City Radio, the first novel from acclaimed short-story writer Daniel Alarcon.

Blanca Torres

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