‘My painting is an act of decolonisation, not in a physical sense, but a mental one’.
These are the words of one of the greatest Latin American painters of the twentieth century, the Cuban Wifredo (the ‘l’ of his Christian name disappeared due to a bureaucratic mistake, which the painter enjoyed) Lam.
His powerful paintings show how he assimilated modernist movements...
As the impeachment process comes to an end, a group of intellectuals, both Brazilian and foreign, publish a collection of essays, analysing President Dilma Rousseff's time in government and repudiating the veiled coup.
Attempts to hold a runoff vote to elect a new president in Haiti have failed amid violence and protests of fraud. Now, as LAB's Russell White explains, the recriminations have begun, while the country faces a long period of further unrest.