Saúl Armendáriz’s 1990s breakout was dazzling. But a new biopic substitutes Hollywood glitter for real-life complexity and depth.
Femicide—the killing of women—is the subject of Patrícia Melo’s experimental novel, set on the edge of the Brazilian rainforest.
Our music critic highlights songwriters refashioning high-flown poetic themes—and the low rhythms of the double bass.
A new book tracks the civil strife and botched U.S. policy behind decades of mass migration. But now, the patterns are shifting.
The late artist wasn’t thought of as highly political. But many of his best paintings satirize the powerful and sympathize with history’s victims.
Electoral juggernaut and hotbed of discontent, the capital’s outlying cities have loomed large. Is that about to change?
Sandra Gamarra Heshiki’s inverted portraits challenge idealized notions of Peru’s history.
Our music columnist’s latest round-up features love songs and social commentary from across Latin America.
A new translation revives Alejo Carpentier’s classic novel about the betrayal of promises for Caribbean liberation.
A debut film examines the possibilities for tenderness across divides of race and class in the booming Dominican Republic.
For the protagonists of a new documentary, even lonely, snowy Moscow on the eve of war is preferable to life on their native island.
Panama’s Indigenous Guna people, forced to relocate by rising seas, keep tradition alive by crafting vibrant molas.
A new book tries to address the thorny, still evolving legacy of Chile’s radical free-market reformers.
AQ’s music critic presents highlights from the Cubadisco awards in Havana.