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  UCSD Helen Edison Lecture Series
Required reading in many courses studying the history and future of Latin America, Alma Guillermoprieto is considered one of the premier authorities on Mexico and Central America.
Alma Guillermoprieto was born in Mexico, raised in Mexico and the United States, lived in Colombia, Brazil, Central America, and she now makes her home in Mexico City.
The memoir charts the six months Guillermoprieto, an acolyte of such seminal modern choreographers as Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham, spent teaching dance in Cuba in her early twenties (circa 1970).
www.helenedison.ucsd.edu /eventalma.cfm   (377 words)

  
 Alma Guillermoprieto: University of Utah News Release: April 2, 2001
Guillermoprieto applies her journalistic skill and considerable writing talent to the rich culture and complex politics of Latin America, including the dramatic and sometimes destabilizing affect of U.S. foreign policy in the region.
Guillermoprieto’s recent stories in The New Yorker cover topics ranging from the relationship of coca cultivation in Colombia to the many left-wing guerrilla groups to the economic benefit of the drug trade to the Colombian government.
In her series on the guerilla groups in Colombia, for example, she was required to hike into isolated villages and paramilitary camps to interview the leaders of organizations who often make all or part of their income from kidnapping ordinary citizens.
www.utah.edu /unews/releases/01/apr/alma.html   (518 words)

  
 Alma Guillermoprieto biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Alma Guillermoprieto (born May 27, 1949) is a Mexican journalist who has written extensively about Latin America for the British and American press.
Guillermoprieto was born and grew up in Mexico City.
In January, 1982, Guillermoprieto, then based in Mexico City, was one of two journalists (the other was Raymond Bonner of The New York Times) who broke the story of the El Mozote massacre in which some 900 villagers at El Mozote, El Salvador, were slaughtered by the Salvadoran army in December, 1991.
alma-guillermoprieto.biography.ms   (451 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Samba: Books: Alma Guillermoprieto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
"Guillermoprieto vividly presents the individual stories of principal participants, analyzes the feelings they express in their music and dance, describes the contributions of the various samba schools and offers his interpretation of fl Brazilian history and culture," said PW.
Alma Guillermoprieto does a superb job describing the rich religious, historical, and socioeconomic roots of Brazilian Carnaval and Samba - both of which have become famous around the world, yet remain remarkably poorly understood.
Guillermoprieto depicts the injustice of the fls' fate in Brazil in a dispassionate, yet also very poignant and sympathetic manner.
www.amazon.ca /Samba-Alma-Guillermoprieto/dp/067973256X   (1132 words)

  
 PEN American Center - Alma Guillermoprieto
Alma Guillermoprieto was born in Mexico in 1949.
Guillermoprieto covered the insurrection against Anastasio Somoza in Nicaragua for The Guardian and broke the story of the massacre at El Mozote for The Washington Post.
Guillermoprieto's book Samba, an account of the year she spent with the impoverished carnival-makers of Brazil, was nominated for the 1990 National Book Critics Circle Award.
www.pen.org /page.php/prmID/1293   (241 words)

  
 Photos, Alma Guillermoprieto
An audience of roughly 200 people greeted award-winning journalist and author Alma Guillermoprieto in the Union Ballroom on Thursday, April 10, 2003, under the combined sponsorship of the Center for 21st Century Studies and the UWM Union’s Distinguished Lecture Series.
Guillermoprieto based her observations about Colombia and the ongoing civil war there on her experiences reporting from the region, including extensive interviews with participants on both sides of the conflict.
Guillermoprieto’s interaction with the UWM community continued the following morning with her participation in the opening round-table session in the Center for International Education’s conference on Global Security.
www.uwm.edu /Dept/21st/photoalbum/2002-03/alma-text.htm   (434 words)

  
 Adrian College - News & Info
Guillermoprieto is a staff writer for “The New Yorker.”; Guillermoprieto provides commentary of remarkable depth and breadth; her presentations are memorable experiences for faculty and students alike.
Guillermoprieto began her reporting career covering Central America for “The Guardian”; and subsequently for “The Washington Post.” Her first book, “Samba,”; was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Guillermoprieto is considered one of the premier authorities on Mexico and Central America.
www.adrian.edu /news/convo_alma.php   (172 words)

  
 Dancing with Cuba : A Memoir of the Revolution - PowerBookSearch!
Other admirers of Alma Guillermoprieto's reportage from Latin America may well be as surprised as I was to learn that the title of this memoir is literal.
Guillermoprieto’s uneasy and fascinating account, and more than 30 years after the events, a pulsing sense of discovery.” “One of the most astute and eloquent chroniclers of contemporary Latin America.
Guillermoprieto writes with a novelist's zest for particulars, from the taste and smell of Galo's mother's lemon meringues (and the process by which she bartered for the egg whites to make them) to the shape of her students' feet.
www.powerbooksearch.com /booksearch0375725814.html   (2531 words)

  
 Amazon.de: Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution: English Books: Alma Guillermoprieto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Guillermoprieto captures the complexity of a revolution that scared and bewildered but attracted her.
Abysmally ignorant about Cuba and therefore utterly unprepared for the harsh realities and painful paradoxes that await, she arrives on May 1, 1970, and is soon struggling to stay sane at a state-run dance boarding school with inadequate food, no mirrors, no music, and students who have never seen modern dance before.
Guillermoprieto vividly and purposefully recounts her acute discomfort with the strained and ludicrous rhetoric of the revolution, her sorrow over Castro's catastrophic failures, her astonishment at the great valor of Cuba's people, and her gradual recognition of her true calling as a journalist.
www.amazon.de /Dancing-Cuba-Revolution-Alma-Guillermoprieto/dp/0375420932   (538 words)

  
 ttgapers store - USA - The Heart That Bleeds: Latin America Now - Alma Guillermoprieto - Product Details :: ttgapers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Alma Guillermoprieto's "The Heart that Bleeds" is an excellent companion to any more general Latin American history book.
Miss Guillermoprieto is a throwback to the kind of reporting that has died on the vine;she is interested in particulars, researches well and doesn't seem to be the least interested in trying to score a showcase piece that has a message but no content.
Miss Guillermoprieto is a throwback to the kind of reporting that has died on the vine; she is interested in particulars, researches well and doesn't seem to be the least interested in trying to score a showcase piece that has a message but no content.
www.ttgapers.com /module-ttStore-product-asin-0679757953-locale-us.html   (996 words)

  
 Amazon.frĀ : Looking for History: Dispatches from Latin America: Livres en anglais: Alma Guillermoprieto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Guillermoprieto (The Heart That Bleeds: Latin America Now), Latin America correspondent for the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books, presents a collection of essays focusing on Colombia, Cuba and Mexico in the 1990s, accompanied by wonderfully elegant sketches of Eva Per¢n of Argentina and Mario Vargas Llosa of Peru.
Guillermoprieto's writing seems unaffected by any obvious political bias; she excoriates the violence of the left (the murderous guerrilla brigades of Colombia) and of the right (the murderous Colombian paramilitary forces).
Guillermoprieto, a staff editor at The New Yorker, is a well-known and astute observer of Latin America.
www.amazon.fr /Looking-History-Dispatches-Latin-America/dp/0375725822   (541 words)

  
 The New Yorker: PRINTABLES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Alma Guillermoprieto talks about Mexican justice, life on the border, and being a writer.
Guillermoprieto has written about Latin America for the magazine since 1989; her most recent piece, in the February 10, 2003, issue, concerns her career as a young dancer in New York.
ALMA GUILLERMOPRIETO: It’s a story about a hundred adolescent girls and very young women whose bodies have been found—tortured, beaten, raped, sometimes mutilated—around the outskirts of two cities in northern Mexico, and about and the possibility that these crimes might be interlinked.
www.newyorker.com /printables/online/030929on_onlineonly01   (2272 words)

  
 Caribbean Review of Books: Issues - Revolution tango
Guillermoprieto had also taken to Havana a set of assumptions about Cuba lifted from the New York art scene of the late 1960s and early 70s, and the Mexican intellectual tradition.
This indifference is manifested in the neglected art school — which Guillermoprieto calls “a poisoned, almost radioactive complex that the Revolution had declared contaminated from its origins” — the ill-prepared, if eager students, the absence of a dance repertoire, and the general lack of direction of the school itself.
Among the other joys she experiences in Cuba are the friendships of a group of gay men, of a few of her colleagues, and of her bright-eyed students, all of them struggling to be true to a country which was failing them in so many ways.
www.meppublishers.com /online/crb/issues/index.php?pid=1009   (765 words)

  
 Alma Guillermoprieto deconstructs Chavez for gringos like me | TPMCafe
Alma Guillermoprieto deconstructs Chavez for gringos like me
In Caracas today it often seems as if there were no issues, only bilious anger or unconditional devotion--or gasping bafflement--all provoked by the President, who takes up so much oxygen that there is no breathing room left for a discussion....
For those saying "who the heck is Alma?-- there is a wiki on her.
www.tpmcafe.com /story/2005/9/29/05218/2087   (108 words)

  
 Alma Guillermoprieto, Schema-Root news   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Likewise, in a review in Time Bites of a memoir she likes as much as I do, Alma Guillermoprieto's Dancing with Cuba, she can't help but use the book as a stick...
Latin American author and journalist Alma Guillermoprieto reflets on her days teaching dance in Cuba during a turning point in Castro's Revolution and ponders...
National Geographic (Alma Guillermoprieto): The President of Venezuela has many enemies -- partly, at least, because he so clearly relishes the fight.
schema-root.org /people/career/journalists/alma_guillermoprieto   (723 words)

  
 Vintage Catalog | Dancing with Cuba by Alma Guillermoprieto Translated by Esther Allen
For six months, she worked in mirrorless studios (it was considered more revolutionary); her poorly trained but ardent students worked without them but dreamt of greatness.
Yet in the midst of chronic shortages and revolutionary upheaval, Guillermoprieto found in Cuba a people whose sense of purpose touched her forever.
Alma Guillermoprieto writes frequently for The New Yorker (where the first chapter of this book appeared in 2002) and The New York Review of Books.
www.randomhouse.com /vintage/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780375725814   (825 words)

  
 ttgapers store - USA - Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution - Alma Guillermoprieto - Product Details :: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Guillermoprieto's memoir of the Cuban Revolution is a very personal account of one person's experience in Cuba after the revolution.
She does not endeavor to provide broad background information regarding the history or politics in Cuba and is in fact quite naive and ignorant of even basic current events during the memoir.
IT IS a memoir and the self pity of her young self is conveyed with a brutal honesty--it is the middle-aged writer descibing where she once was and her perspective is a perfect balance of scorn and affection for who she was.
www.ttgapers.com /module-ttStore-product-asin-0375725814-locale-us.html   (884 words)

  
 Alma Guillermoprieto Speaker Profile at The Lavin Agency
Alma Guillermoprieto Speaker Profile at The Lavin Agency
Alma Guillermoprieto is a staff writer for The New Yorker.
Alma Guillermoprieto provides commentary of remarkable depth and breadth, her presentations are memorable experience for faculty and students alike.Whether it’s a discussion of current socio-political trends in central America or a discussion and exhibition of traditional Latin dance, Ms Guillermoprieto’s presentations provide for a true celebration of Latin American Heritage.
www.thelavinagency.com /college/almaguillermoprieto.html   (179 words)

  
 Alma Guillermoprieto, Schema-Root rss
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Latin American author and journalist Alma Guillermoprieto reflets on her days teaching dance in Cuba during a turning point in Castroand#39;s Revolution and ponders...
National Geographic (Alma Guillermoprieto): The President of Venezuela has many enemies -- partly, at least, because he so clearly relishes the fight.
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 Alma Guillermoprieto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
She has since held seven workshops for young journalists throughout the continent.
In 2004, Guillermoprieto published a memoir, Dancing with Cuba (ISBN 0-375-42093-2), which revolved on the year she spent living in Cuba in her early twenties.
An excerpt of it was published in 2003 in The New Yorker
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alma_Guillermoprieto   (483 words)

  
 Looking for History : Dispatches from Latin America by Alma Guillermoprieto - 0375725822
In the tradition of Joan Didion, V. Naipaul, and Ryzsard Kapucinski comes a collection of essays and reportage by Alma Guillermoprieto, perhaps the most highly regarded writer on Latin America.
Guillermoprieto, who contributes regularly to The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books, explores the three Latin American countries most important to America right now: Cuba, Mexico, and Colombia.
Only Guillermoprieto can write with such acumen and sympathy about statesmen and campesinos, leftist revolutionaries and right-wing militias, and political figures from Fidel Castro to Vicente Fox.
www.allbookstores.com /book/0375725822/Alma_Guillermoprieto/Looking_For_History.html   (244 words)

  
 identity theory | interviews | alma guillermoprieto
For six months, she worked in mirrorless studios (it was considered more revolutionary); her poorly trained yet ardent students worked without them but dreamt of greatness and more.
Alma Guillermoprieto opines about her experience in Cuba, "The fact that I am temperamentally so unsuited to understand that country made my time there infinitely more difficult, but I think it made for a better book; any number of people have gone all swoony about Cuba, and I couldn't.
Alma Guillermoprieto: A lot of memoir writing has to do with growing old.
www.identitytheory.com /interviews/birnbaum160.php   (5305 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Heart That Bleeds: Latin America Now: Books: Alma Guillermoprieto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Here are a varied and interesting assortment of profiles detailing the daily struggles of citizens and institutions in nine Latin American countries as told by an insightful and articulate journalist writing for The New Yorker from 1989 to 1993.
In an era of media consolidation, dying newspapers and the death of international coverage, "The Heart that Bleeds" is a welcome breath of fresh air.
Alma Guillermoprieto, a journalist at The New Yorker rips the cover off Latin America, introducing us to the people and institutions that dominate life in the region.
www.amazon.com /Heart-That-Bleeds-Latin-America/dp/0679757953   (1850 words)

  
 CriticalDance :: View topic - Alma Guillermoprieto's book: "Dancing With Cuba: A
The oftentimes inexplicable dalliance of the world's intellectuals with Cuba's 45-year-old repressive regime lies at the heart of Alma Guillermoprieto's Dancing With Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution.
With only a small number of very fine books, Alma Guillermoprieto has evolved as one of our best literary reporters, with a special talent for penetrating the troubled inner life of her favorite subject, Latin America.
In 1969, Merce Cunningham offered to recommend his 20-year-old dance student Alma Guillermoprieto for a teaching job at the state-run National Schools of the Arts in Havana.
www.ballet-dance.com /forum/viewtopic.php?t=10767&highlight=book+revie...   (508 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution: Books: Alma Guillermoprieto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Herself Mexican by birth, Guillermoprieto had studied in New York under Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham and had been a minor performer in Twyla Tharp's company.
As a long time admirer of Guillermoprieto's journalism I found this a fascinating and unfaiingly honest account of her life as a dance teacher in Cuba before she became a writer.
On behalf of Guillermoprieto, I will say that she does create some powerful imagery.
amazon.com /Dancing-Cuba-Revolution-Alma-Guillermoprieto/dp/0375725814   (2168 words)

  
 Here and Now : Cuba: Another Turning Point - 8/9/2006
It has been just over a week since the ailing Fidel Castro temporarily relinquished power to his brother; As Cubans calmly continue their daily lives, many wonder what Cuba will be like after Castro is gone.
Author and renowned journalist Alma Guillermoprieto reflects on her days teaching dance in Cuba during a turning point in Castro's Revolution and ponders how Cuba might change.
Alma Guillermoprieto writes about Latin America for the New Yorker magazine and the New York Review of Books.
www.here-now.org /shows/2006/08/20060809_2.asp   (197 words)

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