Posts tagged "Chile"

Roberto Bolaño lives on

Roberto Bolaño lives on
Roberto Bolaño Ávalos, the late novelist and poet, was born on this day in 1953. Much has been written about this enigmatic writer who was born in Chile, lived in Mexico and then moved to Spain. His most known novels are “The Savage Detectives,” and his posthumous novel “2666.” Mónica Maristain, a  journalist and friend... Read more »

FIL 2012 book festival in Guadalajara

[View the story "FIL 2012 book festival in Guadalajara" on Storify] FIL 2012 book festival in Guadalajara The annual Guadalajara International Book Fair is the most important book festival in the Spanish-speaking world and the second largest book festival after Frankfurt. It began November 24 and ends December 2, 2012. Storified by Teresa Puente ·... Read more »

For 33 Chilean miners, hope never dies

The area above ground where the relatives of the 33 Chilean miners waited for them more than two months is called Campo Esperanza, or Camp Hope. They never lost it. And as they began pulling out the miners early Wednesday there were shouts of thanks, tears and hugs. As of this posting the 17th man... Read more »

Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa is the fifth Latin American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Who else should win?

Mario Vargas Llosa courtesy Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa won the Nobel Prize in Literature Thursday. The Swedish Academy said he won “for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt, and defeat.” Vargas Llosa fuses art and politics. He unsuccessfully ran for president of Peru in... Read more »

Earthquake stirs thoughts of famous Chileans

We’ve all heard about Chile and the massive earthquake that may have shifted the earth’s axis and briefly shortened the life of the planet by milliseconds. We know that the Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said at first they didn’t need international aid but it’s become obvious that they do. And this week Secretary of State... Read more »

Shakira is a sell out but she helps the children

Some of my friends told me I was too hard in a blog post I wrote earlier this week about the singer Shakira and her new album “She Wolf.“ Photo from the Barefoot Foundation I basically said the Colombian singer Shakira was a sell out for dying her hair blonde and using sex to sell... Read more »