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A big year for democracy: elections to watch in 2024

2024 is set to be a formative year for democracy with 40 national elections globally, accounting for almost two billion of the world’s population. Starting with the most imminent, on…

Chavela Vargas: redefining representations of gender in Ranchera music

Chavela Vargas, with her deeply emotional, harrowingly heartfelt voice, is famous for her canciones rancheras, challenging conventions and her famed love affairs with powerful women, including a rumoured night with…

What does Trump’s wall mean for the right to life?

Last autumn, I thought a revolution was underway. For once social media and news broadcasts were relaying a wave of optimism: an unprecedented number of people gathered in Honduras, encouraged…

Hotel Juárez

Every year, the University of Edinburgh’s Hispanic Department gives students the chance to experience the rich Hispanic culture first hand, by means of putting on a performance. This year, what…

Book Fest 2015: Mexican Writing, An Insider’s View with Gabriel Orozco

Photo: Enrique Badulescu Tuesday, 18th August Chaired by Gabriel Orozco Panel: Sergio González Rodriguez and Juan Villoro Garden Theatre 2015 is the Year of Mexico in the UK, and the…