100 Minutes Of Havana

If the Sharks and the Jets had been armed with paintbrushes, they may have ended up in a battle like 100 Minutes Of Havana, an art duel at Village Underground that pits two teams of acclaimed artists against each other in race to see who can create the best wall mural in 100 minutes. Sponsored by Havana Club rum, the beguiling competition is set in …

Guanni After the Fire Chocolates

After losing her home and business in the October 2007 fires, San Diego-based chocolatier Mariella Balbi of Guanni Chocolates created the "After the Fire" collection featuring exotic flavors from her native Peru. Made from organic cacao, natural ingredients and free of any preservatives, chemicals or waxes, the collection includes chocolates flavored with pumpkin, Pisco (Brandy), Aruma (hot pepper), Bukare (a dark chocolate), Cusco with Aji …

Latinbeat Film Festival 2007

From the crossover successes of Mexican power trio Alfonso Cuarón (Y tu Mamá También), Alejandro González Iñárritu (Amores Perros), and Guillermo Del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth), to the first film produced in Paraguay in 30 years receiving a top prize at Cannes, there's been something undeniably urgent and exciting about Latin American cinema in recent years. Since 1997, the curators of Latinbeat have scoured the Romance …