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La Sirga, or why new Colombian cinema rocks

The word «sirga» designates the rope used to bring fishing nets or boats to land. After losing her house and family when unknown armed men burn down her small town, Alicia finds her way to La Sirga, a wrecked hostel run by her uncle on Cocha Lake, located in the

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Colaboradora Invitada: Dra Gabriela Polit, Medellín 2014

Invitamos a Dra. Gabriela Polit, profesora en el programa de español y portuguesa, a escribir sobre sus viajes de investigación. Medellín 2014 es la segunda de dos contribuciones. Se puede leer la primera aquí. Las comunas de Medellín están encaramadas en las montañas, se aposentan sobre barrios de clase media, trazados como el

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Crossing the Darién Gap

My friend Marcos and I first started talking about the idea of driving our motorcycles from Austin to Argentina during conversation practice in a Portuguese class at UT Austin. From the beginning we knew that we’d have a limited time schedule, but we knew about the Pan-American Highway, and our

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Pterodáctilo No. 11 Launched!!!

On Friday the Ptero Team launched the «Lost Issue» of Pterodáctilo, this is the online literary, linguistic, and cultural journal for the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin. We held the launch party at Salvation Pizza. The new features of this issue are: the

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