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As we approach the end of the year, we've rounded up some of our favorite things we've read, listened to, and watched from Latin America.

See our list of selects—and maybe download some for holiday travel ✈️… Image
Here are just a few of those favorites:

Right after you put They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid’s Poems on the YA section of your to-read list, hit that follow button for author @DavidOBowles to get a regular dose of tweet-size Nahuatl lessons.
What outlet exists for a young Harlem girl, living under the roof of a strict and devout mami?

Slam poetry.

Xiomara learns how to let her words do the talking in @AcevedoWrites’ The Poet X.
You had us at “feminist science studies.” @aballes2’s A Future History of Water—based on fieldwork in Costa Rica and Brazil—traces the work to make water a human right.

Available as a free ebook/PDF and for sale in print:
38 years before becoming president of Uruguay, Pepe Mujíca was in a prison cell. #LaNochede12Años captures the real-life torment for him and two fellow political prisoners under the military dictatorship.

Dir @abrechner, starring @chinodarin @atorrem
A figurine made out of potato dough is a retablo. Mix in an indigenous language and a mountainous community, and voilá, you get Peru’s 2020 Oscar entry from director Álvaro Delgado Aparicio: @PeliculaRetablo. @magalysolier
Our favorite Haitian-Canadian DJ blessed this woeful decade with one last great dance record, writes @Jonesieman.

@KAYTRANADA’s album Bubba starts with drums, adds synths, and builds from there.
In the Paraguayan film #LasHerederas, two women had a fortune until one was jailed for fraud. The other found a new lease on life.

Dir @martinessi, starring @AbentePatricia @anaivanovapy et al.
Psychedelic Brazilian Western @bacuraufilme starts in outer space and blends everything from Seven Samurai to Hostel while calling into question the digital world’s tendency to write over its indigenous people. #Bacurau @bragasonia
And that's just part of our list!

Be sure to check out the full list of recs here:…

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