CULTURE ARTICLES

Latin America Film Tour in 80 films (part two)

Latin America Film Tour in 80 films (part two)

CULTURE LatinAmerica film tour in 80 films (part two) Text by Ruben Otormin – Traduction by Claudia Oudet – This article was originally published on www.elcafelatino.org In our previous article, we said that Latin American cinema is a cinema of commitment, an auteur...

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A Latino World Tour in 80 films

A Latino World Tour in 80 films

CULTURE LatinAmerica film tour in 80 films Text by the Cine Club Uruguayen en France -This article was originally published on www.elcafelatino.org South American cinema, like the continent's economy and population, is heterogeneous from one country to another. Let us...

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Panela: a natural food produced in Colombia

Panela: a natural food produced in Colombia

CULTURE Panela: a natural food produced in Colombia Text by Carmen Helena Trujillo Vega  - This article was originally published on www.elcafelatino.org   The food panela, rich in minerals and vitamins, also known as papelón in Venezuela, piloncillo in Mexico,...

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The origin of the names of the countries of America

The origin of the names of the countries of America

CULTURE The origin of the names of the countries of America  This article was originally published  www.elcafelatino.org Colombia Means something like "Land of Columbus" in an obvious tribute to the Italian navigator Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), who discovered...

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Journey to the heart of Peru’s Paradise: the city of PARACAS

Journey to the heart of Peru’s Paradise: the city of PARACAS

CULTURE Journey to the heart of Peru's Paradise: the city of PARACAS Text by Marcelo Gomez - This article was originally published  www.elcafelatino.org Ballestas Islands, Paracas (Crédit: William Reis) Paraco in Quechua means: Para / Rain and Aco / Sand, that is to...

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El Petén jungle has covered the Mayan culture in Guatemala

El Petén jungle has covered the Mayan culture in Guatemala

The Petén jungle has covered the Mayan culture in Guatemala Text and photos by Margarita Cadenas - Cet article a été publié initialement sur le site www.elcafelatino.org   The Petén rainforest, the third lung of the Earth, is located in the north of Guatemala,...

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Easter Island statues: mysteries of a surprising civilization

Easter Island statues: mysteries of a surprising civilization

CULTURE Easter Island statues: mysteries of a surprising civilization Text by Camilo Gomez of the blog Les Nouveaux Vagabonds - first published www.elcafelatino.org We all have a country in the corner of our mind that makes us dream and that interferes in our thoughts...

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Maté: a Guarani drink that became an elixir of life

Maté: a Guarani drink that became an elixir of life

CULTURE Maté: a Guarani drink that became an elixir of life Text by Sébastien de Bourgies de www.cheargentina.fr - first published in www.elcafelatino.org When walking around Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay or southern Brazil, a surprising drink is everywhere. The...

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Origins of Tango: from Argentina to Europe via Africa

Origins of Tango: from Argentina to Europe via Africa

CULTURE Origins of Tango: from Argentina to Europe via Africa Text by Oscar Aguirre Gomez, first published in www.elcafelatino.org Of incomparable variety, the Latin American music  is capable of provoking reminiscences among Latin Americans to the depths of their...

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The Oruro Carnival in Bolivia

The Oruro Carnival in Bolivia

CULTURE   The Oruro Carnival in Bolivia: Two centuries of festivities testifying to a mixture of tradition and colonisation By Ines Chebiri & Léa Condom, first published in www.elcafelatino.org The Oruro Carnival is becoming more and more famous every year,...

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Conquering the wines of the New World

Conquering the wines of the New World

CULTURE   Conquering the wines of the New World Text and photos by Maria Victoria Wazar, first published in www.elcafelatino.org Before starting on what today is the result of years of manual work, of applying empirical knowledge that has resulted in the...

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