Articles by: Daniel Rey

June 2, 2023

Juan Gabriel Vásquez’s latest novel-biography tells the extraordinary life of the Colombian guerrillero-turned-filmmaker Sergio Cabrera.

November 4, 2022

Marianela Maldonado’s remarkable documentary follows the lives of three young musicians from Venezuela’s youth orchestra El Sistema over the course of a tumultuous decade.

August 12, 2022

Historian Peter J. Watson's first book examines how former Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos used sports to garner support for his peace process with the FARC. 

June 3, 2022

Through the stories of everyday citizens, writer and activist Carlos Manuel Álvarez highlights the island's diversity of people and experiences and the failures of the state.

November 19, 2021

Ada Ferrer’s latest book is a nuanced study tracing the importance of slavery to U.S.–Cuba relations from American independence through the Civil War.

October 15, 2021

A new PBS documentary explores the life and career of literary figure José Lezama Lima in revolutionary Cuba.

July 19, 2021

Juan Villoro’s interpretation of the Americas’ most extraordinary city offers readers the perspective of a well-traveled insider.

May 20, 2021

Michael Bustamante's new book explores contested narratives of the Cuban Revolution, focusing on its first two decades in power.

April 21, 2021

Joey Whitfield uses the writings of incarcerated people from across Latin America to show how penal systems reinforce the socio-racial hierarchy of the colonial age.

October 8, 2020

A new history of Bolívar by Robert T. Conn explores his contested legacy in Latin America.