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Bolívar through British eyes
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Bolívar through British eyes

As part of the celebrations to commemorate the bicentenary of Venezuela’s independence, the Venezuelan embassy in the UK has organised an event at which Robert Harvey will talk about his book on the South American liberation hero, Simón Bolívar. ‘Bolivar: The South American Liberator’ captures the British author’s fascination with […]

Ernesto Sábato, at the End of the Tunnel
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Ernesto Sábato, at the End of the Tunnel

In 1998 he wrote his much anticipated spiritual testament, but he made it to the cusp of his centenary for a few more games of dominos in Santos Lugares and taking his place alongside Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortázar. Fausto Triana Ernesto Sabato died on the 30th of April, […]

The Africa of VS Naipaul
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The Africa of VS Naipaul

Born in the Caribbean island of Trinidad in 1932 and a descendant of Indian migrants, this historian and Oxford graduate won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001. From his extensive travels around India, Africa, South America and the Caribbean, Naipau has created a work which examines the legacy of […]

The activist Vittorio Arrigoni
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Assassination of Vittorio Arrigoni

The Italian activist of the International Solidarity Movement (MSI) 36 year old Vittorio Arrigoni was found dead in the Gaza Strip on the !5th of April, hours after being kidnapped by a Salafi group. This radical group had assured the Hamas government that if they did not liberate several incarcerated […]