Category Archives: Latin American Literature

Get to Know a Brazilian – João Guimarães Rosa

Since last week we looked at one of Brazil’s best and most-translatable authors in Clarice Lispector, this week focuses on João Guimarães Rosa one of Brazil’s least translatable authors and, in my opinion, the greatest writer Brazil ever produced (sorry, Machado … Continue reading

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Around Latin America

-There have been anti-mining protests in Peru for the past several months, but yesterday, one of the protests turned violent, with at least three people dead and 21 wounded in a confrontation between police and residents protesting a massive mining … Continue reading

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Around Latin America

-Carlos Fuentes, the world-renowned Mexican author and intellectual, passed away yesterday at the age of 83. If you haven’t read  The Death of Artemio Cruz, Terra Nostra, or Where the Air is Clear, do yourself a favor and go do it now. -Brazilian President … Continue reading

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Revisiting Pablo Neruda’s Death [Murder?]

The AP recently ran a fascinating story on the return of allegations that the Pinochet regime murdered Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda: Pablo Neruda, Chile’s Nobel Prize-winning poet, would have been a powerful voice in exile against the dictatorship of Gen. … Continue reading

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Around Latin America

-Over the weekend, Simon Romero had an interesting article up on Haitians moving to Brazil (on which I’ll have more to say later). The UN has declared that the recent migration of Haitians to Brazil is not a humanitarian crisis. … Continue reading

Posted in Argentina, Around Latin America, Brazil, El Salvador, Environmental Issues in the Americas, Futebol (Soccer), Haiti, Human Rights Issues, Immigration, Indigenous Peoples, Labor in Latin America, Latin American Literature, Latinos in the U.S., Panama | 1 Comment

Get to Know a Brazilian – Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

This is a second in my weekly series on important Brazilian individuals throughout history. The first entry is here. Many consider Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, generally known simply as “Machado de Assis,” to be Brazil’s greatest writer, and he … Continue reading

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