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The film traces back the story of Agustín Goiburú, a radical dissident of the Stroessner dictatorship in Paraguay, through his children’s memories. 
 Photo (c) Open City Docs 2017

HISTORY / PARAGUAY: Act of Remembering Stroessner Dictatorship: Paz Encina’s ‘Memory Exercises’ Documentary

By Maureen Gueunet; cross-posted from Open City Documentaries –  This year’s Open City Documentary Festival will present the UK premiere of Paz Encina’s new feature film, the documentary Memory Exercises. The…

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South American football chiefs have put pressure on UEFA to hold a one-of match between the winners of the Copa America Centenario, Chile, and Portugal – winners of Euro 2016. Photo (c) Getty Images 2016

SPORTS: Copa America Winners Chile to Play Portugal in New Proposal

South American football chiefs have put pressure on UEFA to hold a one-of match between the winners of the Copa America Centenario, Chile, and Portugal – winners of Euro 2016….


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Anger at Peace in Colombia

The headline reads “Peace comes to Colombia!” and puts everyone in a bad mood. The shops are shuttered and the speakers shut up. High-school students haven’t even the energy to…


Ayahuasca tea being prepared

‘Discovering’ Ayahuasca

I was taken aback when I was offered ayahuasca, and not only because I am unaccustomed to being offered free drugs. I was surprised because I had previously seen ayahuasca…






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Mexico: Trotsky

It’s September 1936 and Oslo is sleeping. In the border-towns, a group of men gather in the cold. They cradle bricks, carry batons, and the pavement by Konrad Knudsen’s home…









Jorge Mario Bergoglio

The pope of the slums?

Such is the pace of news and comment in today’s world that you might be forgiven for thinking that the moment for reflecting on the implications of the first Latin…





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Cozumel: Tourism or Bust?

  Cozumel is known (and marketed) throughout the world for being a slice of ‘paradise on Earth’. In this feature Adam Fry explores how tourism is affecting the island, and…