Americas (English Edition)

Articles from Vol. 64, No. 3, May-June

Access to Food: Identifying Issues and Developing Solutions for Food Security in the Americas
Today, most families consume some food produced in other countries as well as food grown inside their own national borders. Foods produced outside the country may, in many cases, be higher quality, more nutritious food. Unfortunately, the prices of these...
Bolivia
Bolivia boasts the soaring peaks of the Cordillera Real, the mesmerizing salt flats of Uyuni, the steamy jungles of the Amazon, Basin and the wildlife-rich grasslands of the Southeast. Bolivia's tropical rainforests and wetlands are some of the most...
Brimstone Hill Fortress: Gibraltar of the Caribbean: This Bastion on St. Kitts and Nevis Was Created against a Backdrop of Empire-Building, Slavery, an Immensely Profitable Sugarcane Industry, and the American War of Independence
As one stands on the bastion overlooking the Caribbean Sea, it's not difficult to imagine a fleet of French ships on the western horizon trying to stay out of range of the cannons of this "Gibraltar of the Caribbean." Yet, initially, the French and English...
Celebrations That Resound throughout the Hemisphere
The Inter-American Year of Culture, which officially came to a close in April 2012, was a year in which we celebrated our immense cultural wealth and our tremendous creative and intellectual potential, Festivals, parades, galas, contests, exhibitions,...
Contemporary Art Behind Bars: The Emblematic Miguelete Jail in Montevideo, Uruguay, Is a Venue Where a Past of Imprisonment Merges with Art of the Present, Creating New Forms of Expression
Contemporary art has gone to jail, and it is not trying to escape. The building in question is definitely a prison, with massive walls, barred windows, small cells, and interminable hallways. But law-breakers are no longer incarcerated here. Now it's...
Delmas 32: United and Making a Comeback: More Than Two Years after a Devastating Earthquake Hit Haiti's Capital, One of the Most Affected Areas Shows Clear Signs of Recovery and Renewal
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] On January 12, 2010, shortly before five in the afternoon, Myrlene Julson, 27, had just come out of a neighborhood committee meeting. She was standing on a sidewalk of busy Union Street in Port-au-Prince's Delmas 32 neighborhood,...
Editorial
The 42nd General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), the annual gathering of foreign ministers, will take place in the historic city of Cochabamba, Bolivia June 3-5, 2012. The General Assembly will include several unique features...
Food Security: A Challenge for the Americas
Food security in Latin America and the Caribbean is built on four fundamental pillars: the availability of food, access to it, its quality (safe products with good nutritional content), and stability (the ability to obtain food all the time). In terms...
Food Security: A Priority for the Inter-American Social Protection Network
The OAS Secretary General, the FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Hunger-Free Latin America and Caribbean Initiative (ALCSH) are collaborating to use the tools of the Inter-American Social Protection Network (IASPN) to...
Ilha Grande: With Its Well-Preserved Atlantic Rainforest and Unspoiled Beaches, This Tropical Paradise off the Coast of Brazil Is a Hot Spot for Biodiversity and Conservation, as Well as an Exemplary Model of Responsible Tourism
Ilha Grande looms out of the Atlantic haze like a tropical island from the pages of Robinson Crusoe. From the catamaran that crosses daily from the mainland of southern Brazil--the nearest mainland port, Angra dos Reis, lies just 105 miles south of Rio...
Minga the Communal Work Tradition of Bolivia
The rhythmic thud, thud, thud of women pounding meat and yucca in aged wooden mortars, the staggered thud-smack of girls beating clothes clean in the lake's shallows, and the tssst, tssst, tssst of machetes slicing knuckled cane--these early-morning...
Preserving the Language of Aloha
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] From language immersion schools to hula and ukulele classes, devoted inhabitants of the Hawaiian Islands are dedicated to the protection and perpetuation of their indigenous language and age-old traditions Hawaiians were certainly...
Roberto Sierra: Musical Visionary of the Caribbean: The Colorful and Rythmic Music of This Classical Composer Draw Heavily on His Puerto Rican Heritage
Roberto Sierra did not set out to be a composer. He received a good liberal arts education in small-town Puerto Rico, and at an early age he began piano lessons, at which he excelled. While pointing out that musical influences on the island were limited,...
Through the Eyes of Rey Rosa: Considered One of the Best Central American Writers and Master of Enigmatic and Precise Prose, Rodrigo Rey Rosa Captivates Readers with His Acute Vision of Everyday Life and Violence, While Skillfully Portraying the Real Ity of His Native Guatemala
A woman steals books in front of the adoring eyes of the shop owner. A scorpion falls from the roof of a house and is subjected to human cruelty. A writer in Madras pens deceptive letters that offer a blurry image of the city and the possibility of travel....
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