“I started to draw Diego from childhood,” says 40-year-old Argentine artist Maxi Bagnasco. “He gave us faith and hope that a kid from the potrero, from a slum, could help his family and reach the top. He represented us across the world.”
“My art is a reflection of what it is to be Mapuche. Mapuche people value and respect nature a lot,” Alexis Mariqueo told Latino Rebels.
“Environmental issues deepen all pre-existing social inequalities and as such also deepen gender inequalities,” Mercedes Pombo told Latino Rebels.
How a Social Movement Is Using Politics and Solidarity to Fight Extreme Inequality in Santa Fe, Argentina
La Garganta Poderosa is the “first seed” aimed at improving the fortunes of many disenfranchised communities.
According to Dr. Amaya Alvez Marín, the constitutional process is “an invitation to unlearn our Western ways, our extractive ways, our imperialistic ways,” which have not protected nature.
The “Latin Village,” or “Pueblito Paisa” to Spanish speakers, was previously an unused Edwardian department store until the early 1980s, when a few migrants began to trade there.