Capoeira - a Brazilian martial art form combining dance - has been given a special protected status by Unesco, the UN's cultural arm.
The government of Jamaica is interested in hosting a reggae music festival similar to the legendary Woodstock gathering celebrated 45 years ago in upstate New York.
On Tuesday, October 28, I received an email asking me to give a presentation on activism and social networks to three Cubans living in Rosario, Argentina. Excited by the prospect, I dusted off a couple of books and collected some research in preparation for my class.
A FEW YEARS ago some Chinese oenologists with almost no Spanish arrived in one of Chile’s most prestigious wine regions, the Colchagua Valley, to buy a vineyard. They were from Cofco, a big state-owned Chinese food and drink manufacturer whose Great Wall wines are quaffed by the country’s aspirant middle classes.
These are heady days for Roman Catholics in Latin America. For the first time, one of their own is serving as pope, providing a visible reminder of the importance the region plays in the global church.