Our programme kept attention on International remarkable events in the American continent Such as the International Poetry Festival in Medellin Colombia founded in 1991, this 2009 from July 4th to 11th. This festival won the 2006 Alternative Novel Price. This is the greatest poetry festival ever. We presented excerpts of poets participating. As well, we presented also poetry from Pablo Neruda (Chile), Jaime Sabines (México) in his own voice, Rosario Murillo (Nicaragua), Thiago de Mello (Brazil) in his own voice Nicolas Guillen (Cuba) in his own voice, Alfonso Quijada Urías (El Salvador), Mario Benedetti (Uruguay) commemorated since recently he past away and many more. Readings from (Uruguay) Eduardo Galeano’s books and interviews are often red as citations or quotes in our programme. read more
Artists like Silvio Rodriguez (Cuba) (honoured in several countries), Mercedes Sosa (Argentina) (we honoured her in our altar on the Day of the Death since she past away) All in Latin America Honoured her. Her music has been part of our regular programme. Lila Downs (Mexico/US), Leon Gieco (Argentina), Manu Chao (France/Spain) Ernesto Cabour (Bolivia), Susana Baca (Perú), Oscar Chavez (México) and many more internationally well known political artists as well as young popular artist from all Latin America, had been part of our programme in ¡Oye Latino! We also presented from the extensive musical production of CONACULTA, indigenous popular cultures: indigenous poetry an songs from all over México and Latin America thanks to the support of Fernando Hijar General Coordinator in México City. read more
Our attention is on the political situation in our Latin American contries; the Indigenous peoples movements in America; the struggles in Cuba. We includ as many live interviews and documental interviews from the web. Our Wellington community (Latino and Kiwi) provided a great contribution to our programme.
We presented continuously the most significant voices from the struggle of peoples liberation such as Noam Chomsky (USA), Eduardo Galeano (Uruguay), José Saramago (Portugal), Adolfo Pérez Esquivel (Argentina), Subcomandante Marcos (México), Evo Morales (Bolivia), Hugo Chavez (Venezuela) Fidel Castro (Cuba) and many more such as community leaders from each of the movements, as well as representatives from different struggles in Latin America.