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International Coffeehouses: Latin America

This guide will provide links to resources related to the countries featured in the International Coffeehouses.

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Latin America

Latin America

 

 

Latin America

Latin America is a large region that covers all the territory in the Western Hemisphere south of the United States. It consists of Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean Islands. The region is divided into 52 political units, including 33 independent countries and 19 dependencies. Brazil is by far the largest country in Latin America, both in area and in population. It occupies about two-fifths of the region’s land area and has about a third of its population.


Owensby, B. P., & Weismantel, M. (2020). Latin America. In World Book Advanced. Retrieved from
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Map of Latin America

Latin America map


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Latin American Women Writers

Agustini, Delmira

Delmira Agustini (1886-1914)

One of the most important poets of South America. Agustini was the first woman in Latin-American literature to deal boldly with the themes of sensuality and passion, and her poems have a force lacking from most Modern poetry of the period. Her life ended tragically when she was murdered by her estranged husband. Her chief works are El libro blanco (1907; “The White Book”), Cantos de la mañana (1910; “Morning Songs”), Los cálices vacíos (1913; “Empty Chalices”), El rosarío del Eros (1924; “Eros’ Rosary”), and Obras completas (1924; “Complete Works”).


Citations:
Image Citation: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Delmira-Agustini
Delmira Agustini | Uruguayan writer. (2020). Retrieved 22 September 2020, from https://www.britannica.com/biography/Delmira-Agustini.

Los Relicarios Dulces

Hace tiempo, algún alma ya borrada fué mía…


Se nutrió de mi sombra… Siempre que yo quería


El abanico de oro de su risa se abría,

O su llanto sangraba una corriente más;

  Alma que yo ondulaba tal una cabellera

Derramada en mis manos… Flor del fuego y la cera…

Murió de una tristeza mía… Tan dúctil era,

Tan fiel, que a veces dudo si pudo ser jamás…


Citation: Los Relicarios Dulces, by Delmira Agustini. In Los Astros del Abismo, by Delmira Agustini. (Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay: Maximino Garcia, 1924). Retrieved from: http://lit.alexanderstreet.com/v4/services/tinyurl.resolver.aspx?tinyurl=1RSET

Online Language Learning Resources

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Latin American Music

Discover Music from Latin America  Album Art

Online Music Resources

Music: Print Resources

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Colonial Architecture in Latin America

Colonial Architecture in Latin America

Tango Dancers

Tango Dancers

Maya ruins

Maya ruins

Rain forest in Peru

Rain forest in Peru

Samba dancers

Samba dancers

Satellite City by Luis Barragán and Mathies Goeritz

Satellite City by Luis Barragán and Mathies Goeritz

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