Latin American magic realism

From the ‘end of the world’ to its ‘friendliest city’…

Ushuaia at ‘the end of the world’ and Puerto Vallarta striving to be ‘the world’s friendliest city’ show that even in the most challenging of circumstances places can offer positive global and local visions. As Brexit and its advocates destroy the country formerly known as UK (FKaUK) ambitious, progressive places need to apply and adopt some of the magic from Latin America to shape a better world and their place within it…

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‘Learning tango in Buenos Aires’ and other Brexit coping strategies

Anyone who has ever seen me dance will know that my going to Buenos Aires to learn tango is absolutely insane. If you haven’t ever seen me dance, think May’s Brexit madness – an awful idea, atrociously executed, leading to a gratuitous infliction of massive self-harm – and you’ll more or less get the picture …

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In sun and shadow – a narrative for soccer and much else besides…

To this blog’s celebration of Latin American ‘magic realism’, and its search for meaning, must be added ‘Soccer in Sun and Shadow’ – Eduardo Galeano’s reflections on the ‘beautiful game’. Eduardo’s highly personalised ‘world history’ of soccer takes us up to the 2010 World Cup through the eyes of a Uruguayan and Latin American socialist. …

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