This article focuses on the current shifts in expressions of Cuban national identity by considering the articulations of cubanidad and cubanía in recent films from Cuba’s Muestra joven, a showcase for new filmmakers organised by the state film institute (ICAIC).
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At the end of November, a riot resulting in 17 fatalities broke out in a prison in Escuintla, Guatemala.1 The cause of the violence is unknown, but Guatemala’s Deputy Interior Minister Elmer Sosa has said that some of the inmates possessed guns and has stated that possible causes include a conflict between known gang members and other prisoners and a thwarted escape effort.2 Sadly, this violence is not an isolated incident but rather another example of effects
En el libro “La Travesía de Enrique: la arriesgada odisea de un niño en busca de su madre”, la autora Sonia Nazario habla en el prólogo de la mayor oleada de inmigración en la historia de los Estados Unidos, en la cual unos 700.000 inmigrantes entran ilegalmente cada año. En décadas anteriores, los padres iban a EE.UU. a trabajar y mandar dinero a la madre e hijos que quedaban en casa.
Since the end of the nineteenth century, Brazil has enjoyed international renown as a ‘racial democracy’ and a mixed-race country, due to its mixture of people of European, African and Amerindian descent. Mário de Andrade and Gilberto Freyre were amongst several intellectuals who, from the beginning of the twentieth century, started to positively assess the black and African roots of Brazil.