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Wait for Me

Forty years ago, when traveling to visit family and friends in Europe from conflict zones of Central America, I was often asked: “So, how are things going over there?” But there was...

The Self-Fashioning of Luz Jiménez

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In José Clemente Orozco’s famous mural Cortés y La Malinche (1926), her gaze is cast downwards. Her figure occupies half of the composition, yet it feels shrunk—her body pushed towards...

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So Close, Yet So Far

So Close, Yet So Far

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Last December, my boyfriend Alejandro and I had been apart for a year due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. I managed to snag a very full flight to Cuba to see him. At the time, Cuba was…

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Transportation

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Getting from Here to There

Getting from Here to There

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Passengers scramble for buses in Bogotá and climb aboard the speedy but crowded public transport system that traverses this sprawling city of seven million people, the capital of Colombia. Cyclists whiz by in designated lanes and taxis move from here to there in what seem…

Evasions

Evasions

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I can’t get the image out of my mind. A teenager dressed in her school uniform perched on a Metro turnstile and looked out at the crowd, projecting the proud attitude that she could…

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Creators and Creatives

Creators and Creatives

Not long ago, June Carolyn Erlick, the editor of ReVista and my boss, casually asked me about animation in Latin America. I could not answer, which, as a Mexican-American film student at…

So Close, Yet So Far

So Close, Yet So Far

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Last December, my boyfriend Alejandro and I had been apart for a year due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. I managed to snag a very full flight to Cuba to see him. At the time, Cuba was…

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La Güera Rodríguez

La Güera Rodríguez

By now, history has added a layer to the many ironies that Brandeis historian Silvia Arrom highlights in her spirited book about a controversial historical figure. The recent irony is…

Modernity in Black and White

Modernity in Black and White

For years, one of my favorite pieces in the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) was the iconic Abaporu (1928), by Brazilian artist Tarsila do Amaral: a canvas…

Becoming Free, Becoming Black

Becoming Free, Becoming Black

The year was 1690. In the city of Havana, Cuba, a 20-year old enslaved woman named Juana asked the man who held her in slavery, one Juan Junco González, to grant her…

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