Diego Maradona: Triumph, Tragedy and a Story Only Sport Could Write

Diego Armando Maradona, the greatest footballer of his generation, died yesterday in his hometown of Buenos Aires aged 60. 15 years to the day that George Best, a similarly gifted yet troubled legend of the game passed away, Maradona’s passing similarly marks the end of a long battle against addiction that had begun during his […]


Morales’ protégé wins in Bolivia, but it might be too early for celebration

Latin America has been riddled with turbulence. Last year alone, the Amazon was set viciously ablaze, major protests festered in Chile and Ecuador, and Peru entered a constitutional crisis. In light of this, where does the landslide victory of Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS) in Bolivia fall? On a prima facie level, the electoral outcome must […]

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(Blackwell’s Presents) The Other Tiger: Recent Poetry from Latin America

Modern Latin American poetry is a relatively unknown genre of literature that Blackwell’s sought to celebrate and raise awareness for last Wednesday, with the poetry launch of The Other Tiger: Recent Poetry from Latin America. The intimate and informal gathering was treated not only by the presence of translator and editor Richard Gwyn, a poet […]