ARTICLES CULTURE

Cali salsa: a heritage rich in rhythm and flavour!

Cali salsa: a heritage rich in rhythm and flavour!

CULTURE Cali salsa: a heritage rich in rhythm and flavour!   Text by Emeline Rateau, photos of Franck Romero – This article was originally published on www.elcafelatino.org "Oiga, mire, vea, véngase a Cali para que vea" proclaims the Guayacán orchestra to the...

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Rio Carnival: samba and splendour

Rio Carnival: samba and splendour

CULTURE Rio Carnival: samba and splendour Rio Carnival, an emblematic celebration of exuberance and cultural diversity, is one of the most spectacular and eagerly awaited events in the world. Every year, the streets of Rio de Janeiro come alive in a whirlwind of...

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Ceviche: a blend of cultures and flavours

Ceviche: a blend of cultures and flavours

CULTURE Ceviche: a blend of cultures and flavours Ceviche, this fresh and spicy dish, is a symphony of flavours that instantly evokes the cultural richness of Latin America. Recognised as a jewel in the crown of Peruvian cuisine and enjoyed the world over, ceviche is...

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Nikkei cuisine: When Peru meets Japan

Nikkei cuisine: When Peru meets Japan

CULTURE Nikkei cuisine: When Peru meets Japan Cuisine is often a reflection of a country's history and culture, and Nikkei cuisine is a perfect example. Born from the fusion of Peruvian and Japanese culinary traditions, it is the fruit of a history rich in mutual...

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Arepas: a culinary symbol of Latin America

Arepas: a culinary symbol of Latin America

CULTURE Arepas: a culinary symbol of Latin America The arepa, the round corn galette, is much more than just a food. It reflects a history, a culture and a tradition that transcends borders. Originating in Latin America, the arepa has become a culinary symbol,...

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Rhythms of Colombia: The Vallenato

Rhythms of Colombia: The Vallenato

CULTURE Rhythms of Colombia: The Vallenato Vallenato, with its catchy melodies and poetic lyrics, is much more than just a musical genre in Colombia: it reflects the soul of a region and its people. Originating in the Valledupar region, this musical style has become...

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An essential hummingbird for our planet

An essential hummingbird for our planet

CULTURE An essential hummingbird for our planet Text by Juan Dupuel – This article was originally published on www.elcafelatino.org In pre-Hispanic times, hummingbirds were considered messengers of the gods by the indigenous populations. Today, because of their role...

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Maté: The soul of Argentina in a cup

Maté: The soul of Argentina in a cup

CULTUREMaté: The soul of Argentina in a cupArgentina is rich in traditions and customs, including the ritual of maté, which plays a key role. This drink, made from the dried leaves of the Yerba Mate shrub (Ilex paraguariensis), is much more than a simple infusion: it...

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The mountains and wonders of a beautiful Panama

The mountains and wonders of a beautiful Panama

CULTURE The mountains and wonders of a beautiful Panama Text by Mariana Pereira – This article was originally published on www.elcafelatino.org A little history Over 3 million years ago, the Isthmus of Panama united North and South America and created a migratory...

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Protecting the Amazon to protect the planet

Protecting the Amazon to protect the planet

CULTURE Protecting the Amazon to protect the planet Text by Nayra Palacios Miquel – Translation by Claudia Oudet – – This article was originally published on www.elcafelatino.org The Amazon is a heritage that unites us all. A paradise covering 7.9 million km², which...

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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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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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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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Discover the Calera community

Discover the Calera community

LATAM NEWS Discover the Calera community Tourism in Ecuador is a resource for sustainable development. The Calera Community aims to generate experiences for travelers, through contact with local ethnic communities, the discovery of their culture, and their work. Our...

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