Who Killed Palomino Molero? by Mario Vargas LLosa

Palomino Molero I understand how difficult it is to find some South American writers (crime fiction) translated for participants in Dorte´s Global Reading Challenge.

May I suggest Who Killed Palomino Molero? by Mario Vargas Llosa?

Here is what the blurb states:  “This wonderful detective novel is set in Peru in the 1950s. Near an Air Force base in the northern desert, a young airman is found murdered. Lieutenant Silva and Officer Lituma investigate. Lacking a squad car, they have to cajole a local cabbie into taking them to the scene of the crime. Their superiors are indifferent; the commanding officer of the air base stands in their way; but Silva and Lituma are determined to uncover the truth.
Who Killed Palomino Molero, an entertaining and brilliantly plotted mystery, takes up one of Vargas Llosa’s characteristic themes: the despair at how hard it is to be an honest man in a corrupt society

Who Killed Palomino Molero? was first published in April 1986 by Seix Barral. 192 pages. ISBN: 84-322-0542-7. I read it back in June 1986, reason why I could not use it for this Challenge.

See comments by Bob Corbett here

Mario Vargas Llosa personal website



Latitudes: Latin American Masters from the FEMSA collection

cordelia  Mujeres, 1943 de Cordelia Urueta (Mexico)

From 17 February 2010 to 16 May 2010
BBVA Gallery, Paseo de la Castellana, 81. 28046 Madrid

The exhibition Latitudes: Latin American Masters in the FEMSA Collection includes 43 works, by artists from 11 different countries in Latin America. Artists include Frida Kahlo, Botero, Rivera, Montenegro, Gurvich and Torres García, among others. The exhibition provides an excellent overview of the region’s rich creativity. It has been shown in Buenos Aires (Argentina), São Paulo, Brasilia and Curitiba (Brazil), Santa Ana (United States), and it is now at the BBVA Gallery in Madrid. This is the first time it has come to Europe.

The show is divided into five different themes: The influence of cubism on Latin American painters, The portrait and the landscape as testimonies to identity, Latin America’s aesthetic contribution to universal art, The incorporation of surrealism into Latin American plastic arts and Abstraction and Informalisms.

To see some works of this exhibition click here.

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La exposición Latitudes: Maestros Latinoamericanos en la Colección FEMSA incluye 43 obras, de artistas procedentes de 11 países de América Latina, entre los que se encuentran Frida Kahlo, Botero, Rivera, Montenegro, Gurvich y Torres García, entre otros. La exposición ofrece una visión panorámica del vigor creativo de la región. La muestra se ha podido ver en Buenos Aires (Argentina), São Paulo, Brasilia y Curitiba (Brasil), Santa Ana (Estados Unidos), y ahora se presenta por primera vez en Europa en la sala BBVA de Madrid.

La muestra se articula en cinco bloques temáticos: Influencia del cubismo en los pintores de América Latina, El retrato y el paisaje como testimonios de identidad, La aportación estética de Latinoamérica al arte universal, Incorporación del Surrealismo en la plástica latinoamericana y Abstracción e Informalismos.

Para ver algunas obras de la exposición hacer click aquí


Me acordé de Graciela Barrera cuando vi el cuadro de Cordelia Urueta.

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