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Diego Trelles Paz in Lima on Aug. 5, 2017, days before the presentation of his new novel, "The Infinite Procession". EFE / Dominique Souse / Courtesy of Diego Trelles Paz /
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Peruvian writer Diego Trelles presented his new book "The Infinite Procession", a political novel that explores the backdrop of post-dictatorship Peru. 

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2016: un año fatídico para las artes

 12/27/2016 - 20:46

Estos últimos doce meses se han llevado consigo a figuras importantes de la escena artística internacional, dejando desolados a miles de fans y dejando un vacío importante en la plantilla de artistas, que pareciera no tener generación de relevo.

Desde David Bowie hasta Carrie Fischer, estos son las personalidades que nos han dejado este año:

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Feeling the FIL

 12/02/2016 - 06:37
The Guadalajara Book Fair - Feria Internacional del Libro de Guadalajara (FIL)- in México, is the most important big fair in Latin America. EFE/José Méndez

The Guadalajara Book Fair (Feria Internacional del Libro – FIL) has become the most important book fair in Latin America and the Spanish language market.

More than 800,000 people are expected to visit the fair, which this year celebrates his 30 anniversary, and will stay open until next Sunday.

So Long Solo

 11/27/2016 - 16:33
Cuban propaganda, 2014. Photo: WIKI COMMONS

Fidel Castro outlasted 10 American presidents and managed to give the Caribbean island a leading role in world geopolitics. But how Did Fidel Castro Hold On to Cuba for So Long? It was thanks to a combination of geography, charisma, and authoritarianism, says Peter Kornbluh, co-author of the recent book Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations Between Washington and Havana, which chronicles the countries’ history of discord and long path to normalized relations.

Sacando brillo a la verdad

 11/23/2016 - 11:47
Sacando brillo a la verdad

Lucia Berlin (Juneau, Alaska, 1936-Marina del Rey, California, 2004) empezó a escribir de jovencita, pero en vida fue una escritora desconocida. Hija de un ingeniero de minas, pasó la mayor parte de su infancia y juventud en diversas ciudades mineras del Oeste - Idaho, Montana, Kentucky-, hasta que su padre se marchó a la guerra y ella y su madre se trasladaron a El Paso, en Mexico, donde vivía su abuelo materno.

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Polishing the truth. A Manual for Cleaning Women, Lucia Berlin

 11/23/2016 - 11:18
Polishing the truth. A Manual for Cleaning Women, Lucia Berlin

Lucia Berlin (Juneau, Alaska, 1936-Marina del Rey, California, 2004) started to write when she was very young, but spent almost all her life as an unknown writer. Her father worked in a mining company, and little Lucia and her Mum followed him everywhere. She spent her childhood in Western mining towns, manly in California and Mexico, then she moved to New York and Oakland, before ending up in Boulder, Colorado, where she became a Writing professor until she got really sick and moved to California to spend the last days of her life.

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Barbarian Days

 11/22/2016 - 15:29
World Surf League shows Frederico Morais of Portugal winning his Round Four heat to advance to the Quarter Finals of the Hawaiian Pro, Haleiwa, Hawaii, USA on Tuesday November 18, 2016.  EFE/EPA/KELLY CESTARI / HO 

William Finnegan, winner of the Pulitzer prize for Biography 2016, was born into an Irish Catholic family from New York and they moved to Hawaii when he was a kid. He remembers going to the church on Sunday and going to beach to surf afterwards. Since his early years, Finnegan has tried to combine his two life passions: surfing and journalism. He has covered the Apartheid, Balkan wars and Latin American Politics:  “Power tends to corrupt people and absolute power tends to corrupt in absolute terms. The less civilized people I have seen is the people who has power.

The Humble writer

 11/17/2016 - 16:43

 Peter H. Binzen, reporter and editor for the Bulletin and Inquirer, died at 94 / Photo: Temple University Libraries Urban Archives / Philadelphia Evening Bulletin
 

Philadelphia lost this week one of his most distinguished men of letters. Peter Husted Binzen, a former journalist and editor at The Evening and Sunday Bulletin, died at 94, after chronicling the history of our city for half a century. Joseph R. Daughen, a former Bulletin reporter who collaborated with Mr. Binzen on two books, said he thought of his comrade as "Lincolnesque" - honest and humble.

Our Revolution

 11/16/2016 - 16:37
Vermont senator, Bernie Sanders, walks through the US Senate before the election for the Democrat leader in the Senate, in Washington, yesterday. EFE/Michael Reynolds

After Hillary Clinton’s defeat, the Democrats must redefine their future plans. The answer to their future may be in Bernie Sanders new book: Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In. Senator Bernie Sanders describes the 2014 midterm elections – in which Republicans gained control of the Senate again - as a “disaster” for establishment Democrats who failed to generate grassroots enthusiasm.

The interior circuit. A Mexico city chronicle

 11/08/2016 - 11:31

Love has always been an inexhaustible source of motivation, whether to write novels or to better know other countries and cultures. For New Yorker writer Francisco Goldman, love served both. His love for his second wife, Aura, a young Mexican aspiring writer, who died in 2007 while surfing together on the Pacific coast, first pushed him to write the novel Say Her Name (2011). Afterwards, he was pushed to know more about the city of Mexico, which became its second home since 1998.

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Circuito Interior. Una crónica de Mexico DF

 11/08/2016 - 11:18

El amor ha sido siempre una fuente inagotable motivación, sea para escribir novelas o para conocer mejor otros países y culturas. Al escritor neoyorkino Francisco Goldman le sirvió para ambas cosas. El amor por su segunda esposa, Aura, una joven aspirante a escritora mexicana, fallecida en 2007 mientras surfeaban juntos en la costa del Pacífico,  le empujó primero a escribir la novela Say Her Name (2011), y después a indagar más sobre Mexico DF, la gran metrópolis mexicana, convertida en su segundo hogar desde 1998.

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Those years of the Latin American Boom in Barcelona

 11/08/2016 - 10:16

The statue of Columbus pointing to America is probably one of the most emblematic monuments of Barcelona. It is located at the end of the Ramblas, in front of the old port, from where today you can board Las Golondrinas, a popular touristic boat. In that same place, coming from the same direction to which the finger of Columbus is still pointing, the Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa landed for the first time in Barcelona in 1958. On that occasion the author arrived from Lima and was going to Madrid to study at the Complutense.

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Aquellos años del Boom en Barcelona

 11/02/2016 - 10:45

La estatua de Cristóbal Colón con el dedo índice apuntando a América es probablemente uno de los monumentos más emblemáticos de Barcelona. Está situada al final de la Rambla, frente al puerto viejo, desde donde hoy zarpan unas embarcaciones de recreo llamadas Las Golondrinas, muy concurridas entre los turistas. En ese mismo lugar, procedente de la misma dirección a la que sigue apuntando el dedo de Colón, desembarcó por primera vez a Barcelona el escritor peruano Mario Vargas Llosa, en 1958.

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Raíces Cuáqueras: Benigno Sánchez-Eppler y la Hospitalidad Espiritual a través de las fronteras.

 10/28/2016 - 11:03

La Virgén de Guadalupe, La Virgén del Cobre y La Virgén del Rosario son las imágenes veneradas en las velas vendidas a tres dólares en los mercaditos de los barrios. San Lázaro, San Antonio y San Juan son rezados también, pero sus poderes no pueden competir con los de las entonaciones en Yoruba que los abuelitos suelen decir antes de colocar vasos llenos de agua por toda la casa para absorber malos espíritus.

Raices Cuáqueras: Benigno Sánchez-Eppler and Spiritual Hospitality Across Borders

 10/26/2016 - 16:07

La Virgén de Guadalupe, La Virgén del Cobre, La Virgén del Rosario, are the venerated on three dollar vigil candles sold in the mercaditos of your barrio. San Lázaro, San Antonio, San Juan, are prayed to, but their powers cannot compete with the utterances in Yoruba your abuelito said before he placed cups full of water in the house to absorb devious spirits. Nochebuena, El Día de los Muertos, El Día De Reyes, always symbolized more than the gifts, the colors, or awaiting Santi Clau.

[OP-ED]: Is this “The Wall” Mr. Trump is talking about?

 10/25/2016 - 16:16

Call it “The Impossible Wall.” 

We saw it with our own eyes this past weekend, and it was hard to believe.

“The Wall,” in our mind, is the one we see occasionally on TV, or, more frequently, the one built in the popular imagination by politicians who keep talking about it. But this imaginary wall has nothing to do with the real one you see once you get there and touch it with your own hands.

Edgar Allan Poe: Una cara redescubierta en una Filadelfia gentrificada.

 10/19/2016 - 02:45

"Jamás he conocido a nadie tan dispuesto a celebrar una broma como el rey. Parecía vivir tan sólo para las bromas. La manera más segura de ganar sus favores consistía en narrarle un cuento donde abundaran las chuscadas, y narrárselo bien. Ocurría así que sus siete ministros descollaban por su excelencia como bromistas. Todos ellos se parecían al rey por ser corpulentos, robustos y sudorosos, así como bromistas inimitables. Nunca he podido determinar si la gente engorda cuando se dedica a hacer bromas, o si hay algo en la grasa que predispone a las chanzas; pero la verdad es que un bromista flaco resulta una rara avis in terris..."

Una conferencia de mujeres para empoderamiento, conexiones, y carcajadas: Lo que aprendieron

 10/08/2016 - 12:41

En la edición del 2016 de la Conferencia para Mujeres en Pensilvania, llevado a cabo en el Centro de Convenciones y producido por las estrategias Hill + Knowlton, cerca de nueve mil mujeres (y algunos hombres) de todas las edades y provenientes de todos los escenarios, se juntaron para promover conexiones laborales, alentar el crecimiento personal y aprender de personajes inspiradores de la ciudad, como es el caso de Anita Hill. Asimismo asistieron para reírse a carcajadas de las notas carismáticas de Abby Wambach y Mindy Kaling.

A women’s conference for empowerment, networking, and laughs: What they learned

 10/08/2016 - 12:20

At the 2016 Pennsylvania Conference for Women, hosted at The Pennsylvania Convention Center and produced by Hill + Knowlton strategies, about nine thousand women- and a few men -of all ages and backgrounds came together to foster career connections, personally grow, and learn from inspiring movers and shakers of the city, such as Anita Hill. They also came to laugh (a lot) at the charismatic keynotes from Abby Wambach and Mindy Kaling.

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