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Useful Web References on Latin American Art
Chilean Protest Murals @ Harvard
Many hundreds of protest murals were created in Chile during the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990). The photographer Andrés Romero Spethman worked alongside muralist brigades representing political parties such as the Partido Socialista and the Izquierda Cristiana. Created in and around Santiago between 1983 and 1990, the murals document the spirit, force, and iconography of political protest during an important period of Chilean history.
International Center for the Arts of the Americas
The International Center for the Arts of the Americas, or ICAA, is the research institute of the Latin American Art Department at the MFAH. Its mission is to pioneer research of the diverse artistic production of Latin Americans and Latino artists from Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and the U.S.; educate audiences about the field; and open new avenues of intercultural exchange and dialogue.
Influential Historical Latin American Figures
Benito Juárez was an Amerindian Mexican of Zapotec ancestry.
Juniti Saito, head of the Brazilian Air Force and one of over a million Japanese Brazilians.
He was a complete musician and a sensitive composer, creator of valuable songs.
Guitarist, bandoneonist and composer
(13 July 1897 - 24 January 1962)
Guevara was born on June 14, 1928 in Argentina. He was a Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, and military theorist. He was a major figure of the Cuban Revolution, as well as a prolific writer.
José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori (1830-1915) was a Mexican general, President, politician and dictator.
(7 May 1919 – 26 July 1952) was the second wife of President Juan Perón (1895–1974) and served as the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. She is usually referred to as Eva Perón, or by the affectionate Spanish language diminutive Evita.
(1889-1957), pseudonym for Lucila Godoy y Alcayaga, was born in Vicuña, Chile. The daughter of a dilettante poet, she began to write poetry as a village schoolteacher after a passionate romance with a railway employee who committed suicide.