In anticipation of our forthcoming publication of an article on Andrés Wood‘s take on the extraordinary life of Chilean folk legend Violeta Parra, we would like to introduce the author, journalist, academic, and musician Patricio Zamorano. For anyone on the planet still not familiar with the Chilean, Patricio Zamorano is currently Professor at The Graduate School of Political Management, George Washington University and was formerly an analyst at the Organization of the American States. Patricio has a news and analysis blog,, and features regularly on TV and radio stations such as AlJazeera and  Cooperativa , as well as BBC Mundo, CNN en Español and CNN Chile.

The movie Violeta se Fue al Los Cielos or Violeta went to heaven won the Word Cinema Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Festival.

Watch this space for the article from Patricio in Spanish and English. Read the Violeta article here.


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