Americas (English Edition)

Articles from Vol. 64, No. 2, March-April

Cartagena Connects the Americas: The Region's Presidents and Prime Ministers Will Gather in a Fortified City That Was a Crossroads of the Hemispehere from Its Very Beginnings
Its only fitting that Cartagena de Indias--that jewel of a city on Colombia's Caribbean coast--will be the setting for the Sixth Summit of the Americas, which takes place in April. The leaders of the 34 countries that make up the Organization of American...
Cesar Pelli: Architecture Is a Complex Art
Recently, architect Cesar Pelli received us in his spacious New Haven studio overlooking Yale University and we had a chance to look through photographs and models of his works on several continents and ask him a few questions. Pelli, who has been named...
Editorial
What is the purpose of the Summit of the Americas coming up April 14 and 15 in Cartagena, Colombia? Quite simply, this Summit of the leaders of 34 countries of the Western Hemisphere will reaffirm our common goals, update our regional agenda, and launch...
Forging Stronger Connections: Citing Goals That Unite the Countries of the Americas, Colombia Calls for Improving Infrastructure, Increasing Regional Partnerships, and Tackling Common Problems
In 1994, when the region's elected heads of state and government met in Miami, Florida, for the First Summit of the Americas, they proclaimed a new "Partnership for Development and Prosperity in the Americas." Now the upcoming Sixth Summit of the Americas--scheduled...
Forum on Democracy
The second Latin American Democracy Forum held recently in Mexico City was a space to discuss current and future problems facing the democracies of the hemisphere, especially those related to the link between politics and money in a democratic system,...
Lecheros: A Successful Cooperative Story
The mountainous region that lies to the north of Medellin is often referred to as the Switzerland of Colombia, and for good reason. Jagged peaks that reach 10,000 feet pierce the clouds, dwarfing the tiny hamlets that nestle in their shadows. Waterfalls...
Los Haitises: An Eco-Paradise in the Dominican Republic: This Ecologically Diverse National Park. Comprised of Mangrove Swamps, Exotic Waterways, and Lush Forests Is Home to a Number of Rare and Endangered Species
A jewel set in the Caribbean Sea, the Island of Hispaniola must have captivated Christopher Columbus with its astonishing beauty and sweet climate. Even today, those who visit the Dominican Republic fall under its spell as they encounter its natural...
OAS Scholarships
The OAS is now receiving applications for its regular Academic Scholarships Program available to students from the member states of the organization. The objective of this program is to help member states develop human resources in areas of regional...
Our Time of Opportunity
Three years ago, the leaders of the western hemisphere gathered at the Fifth Summit of the Americas as a severe crisis gripped the world's financial markets. The mood was somber, and for good reason. The economic history of Latin America and the Caribbean...
Strengthening the Inter-American Human Rights System
IN ITS FIRST SESSION OF THE YEAR, the Permanent Council of the OAS approved the report of the Special Working Group to Reflect on the Workings of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) with a view to Strengthening the Inter-American Human...
The Embera People: Guardians of the Forest: In the Pristine Jungle of the Chagres River Basin, Less Than an Hour from Panama City, These Indigenous Peoples Are Developing a Unique Subsistence
The Living Jungle The tropical forest of the isthmus exhales vapor as the dawn comes. A cloak of green covers the hills and ravines as far as the eye can see to the foggy horizon. In the shadow of colossal trees rising more than 150 feet high above...
Toto: This Passionate Colombian Singer Shares Stories and Experiences from the Heart with Rhythm and Verve
Almost no one calls her by her real name. "It's useful for signing into hotels, but that's about it," she told me when I caught up with her. It's true. It had been impossible to find her through the reception desk by asking for "Toto La Momposina,"...
William Kurelek: Born on a Farm in Alberta to Ukrainian Immigrants, Kurelek Painted Charming, Poignant, and Often Humorous Scenes from the Everyday Lives of Canadians
Canadian artist William Kurelek (1927-1977), best-known for his paintings of the prairies and nostalgic scenes of farm life and childhood, is sometimes described as a folk artist along the lines of the American Grandma Moses. However, many of his works...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.