Thursday, July 18, 2019

Latin America - Reflections on a changing hemisphere.

In the midst of all the turbulence in the Islamic world, of the booming Chinese and Indian economies, and of the troubled Russian federation, the West has lost track of what is happening in Latin America.

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Five Simple Makeup Ideas You Can Use Right Now

It would be so nice if inner beauty triumphed over outer appearance. But men are designed to care about packaging. It's time to accept the not-so-pretty facts about looks. 

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Starting December 2014  and established as an annual event, VIVA MAGAZINE will compile and publish the list of the 100 most influential people in the SYDNEY LATIN SCENE  in recognition of their contribution in the development and strengthening of Latin dance in Australia. 

This work is one that is being strongly encouraged and supported by VIVA MAGAZINE, who has as one of its priorities to promote, first and above all, the true achievements of the Latin American culture in Australia.

 

This recognition WHO's WHO list will be published in de December issue of Viva Magazine and will show the first 20 people in order of significance and the 80 remaining names will be in alphabetical order.

 

THE NOMINATIONS

1- Tell us your name, phone and a valid email address.

2- List up to 6 people in each category on the entry form. 

3 - Fill in your entry form and submit it to us.
Nominations deadline Saturday 22nd November 2014

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Seven reason to Salsa Dance 

It is a well known fact that salsa dance can reap you a number of physical benefits. But the advantages of salsa dancing do not stop in physical aspects alone. It can benefit the person emotionally too.

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Argentina's stunning natural wonders and a passionate culture are as tempting as ever

An This is the home of sultry Tango and juicy steaks a country where an interest in football (soccer) and some nimble foot skills may be all you need to blend in with the locals theme.

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The Dark Age of Tango 

The coup in 1955 that ousted General Perón had profound consequences for Argentina as a whole, and for the Tango in particular. Read the full story in page 16 of the latest issue of Viva Magazine.

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Great latino Books for your enjoyment

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Having Fun at our Latino Events

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Around the Latin World

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The top selling Salsa artist of all time.

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The Avatar star achieving anything she focuses her mind to.

Frida Khalo

 FRIDA KHALO

Frida is a 2002 Miramax/Ventanarosa film, which depicts the professional and private life of the surrealist Mexican painter Frida Kahlo who channelled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work. It stars Salma Hayek in her Academy Award nominated portrayal as Frida Kahlo and Alfred Molina as her husband, Diego Rivera.

Frida begins just before the traumatic accident Frida Kahlo (Salma Hayek) suffered at the age of 18 when a trolley bus collided with a motorbus she was riding. A metal pole impales her and the injuries she sustained plague her for the rest of her life. To help her through convalescence, her father brings her a canvas upon which to start painting. Throughout the film, a scene starts as a painting, and then slowly dissolves into a live-action scene with actors.

Frida also details the artist's dysfunctional relationship with the muralist Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina). When Rivera proposes to Kahlo, she tells him she expects from him loyalty if not fidelity. Diego's appraisal of her painting ability is one of the reasons that she continues to paint. Throughout the marriage, Rivera cheats on her with a wide array of women, while the bisexual Kahlo takes on male and female lovers, including in one case having an affair with the same woman as Rivera.

The two travel to New York City so that he may paint the mural Man at the Crossroads at the Rockefeller Centre. While in the United States, Kahlo suffers a miscarriage, and her mother dies in Mexico. Rivera refuses to compromise his communist vision of the work to the needs of the patron, Nelson Rockefeller (Edward Norton); as a result, the mural is destroyed. The pair returns to Mexico, with Rivera the more reluctant of the two.

Kahlo's sister Cristina moves in with the two at their San Angel studio home to work as Rivera's assistant. Soon afterward, Kahlo discovers that Rivera is having an affair with her sister. She leaves him, and subsequently sinks into alcoholism. The couple reunite when he asks her to welcome and house Leon Trotsky (Geoffrey Rush), who has been granted political asylum in Mexico. She and Trotsky begin an affair, which forces the married Trotsky to leave the safety of his Coyoacán home.

Kahlo leaves for Paris after Diego realizes she was unfaithful to him with Trotsky; although Rivera had little problem with Kahlo's other affairs, Trotsky was too important to Rivera to be caught up with Rivera's wife. When she returns to Mexico, he asks for a divorce. Soon afterwards, Trotsky is murdered in Mexico City. Rivera is temporarily a suspect, and Kahlo is incarcerated in his place when he is not found. Rivera helps get her released.

Kahlo has her toes removed when they become gangrenous. Rivera asks her to remarry him, and she agrees. Her health continues to worsen, including the amputation of a leg, and she ultimately dies after finally having a solo exhibition of her paintings in Mexico. 

Clancy Sigal, Diane Lake, Gregory Nava and Anna Thomas adapted the movie from the book Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera.
It was directed by Julie Taymor. It won Oscars for Best Makeup and Best Original Music Score.
Stars: Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Antonio Banderas

 

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