Americas (English Edition)

Articles from Vol. 52, No. 4, July

A Doctor's Recipe for Fast Food
Habib's, the world's largest Arab fast-food chain, isn't a product of Egypt, Lebanon, or Saudi Arabia--but of Brazil, where the restaurant's famous logo is becoming almost as ubiquitous as dental-floss bikinis on Copacabana Beach. At last count,...
A Lab for Troubled Waters
THE ST. CROIX-BASED West. Indies Laboratory, chief source of scientific data on the Caribbean Sea for two decades before its destruction by Hurricane Hugo in 1989, is coming back to life. The marine biology lab, built and run by New Jersey's Fairleigh...
Arabian Delights of Brazil
In the world of culinary art, Brazil is to Portugal as Mexico is to Spain. These two colonies in the New World were the crown jewels of their respective motherlands. However, in their cuisines, both carrying deep Arab influences, there is a difference....
Bouying Up Grand Manan's Future
Despite predictions of doom, traditional fisheries are still the backbone of the economy of this New Brunswick island I only have to look at the phone book to understand that the Grand Manan of my childhood is long gone. My family names, Harvey...
Dancing Down Below
WHAT IS THE NEXT BEST use for a sixteenth-century silver mine? How about a twenty-first century, state-of-the-art discotheque, complete with light show and champagne bar? That is what tourism officials in Zacatecas, Mexico, think. So instead of the...
Electoral Roundup
DURING THE MONTH of May, the OAS had electoral observation missions working in five countries in the Hemisphere: the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. The May 28 Peruvian elections--the second-round presidential runoff--proved...
Embracing Life's Objects
In canvases of vivid detail, this Mexican painter unites elements across space and time, evoking an immediate personal reality TO ENTER THE HOME of Mexican painter Elena Climent is to step into one of her paintings. I visited her in February, pummeled...
From the Editor
If change is inevitable, we are still not obliged to increase its velocity or accept it as our unmodifiable fate. In these pages of Americas you will find stories about how communities in Sonora, Mexico, and on Grand Manan Island in Canada are confronting,...
Mapping Hazardous Frontiers
IN THE AFTERMATH of a disaster, national and international efforts to house those whose homes were destroyed and to rebuild damaged infrastructure and economies are well publicized. Much more difficult to find, however, is media coverage of efforts...
Mountains on the Move
An innovative on-line forum is transforming the topography of local development and conservation in remote communities around the world The paths of San Nicolas Totolapan in the Sierra Madre are less than ten miles south of Mexico City's busy streets....
Nicaragua's Homes of Hope
In October 1998 Central America was struck by what in human and material terms was its most devastating hurricane in the twentieth century. Hurricane Mitch, as this storm was dubbed by the U.S. National Weather Service, vented its fury against some...
Profits of Good Credit
EL SALVADOR HAS surprised investors by showing the biggest improvement in credit-worthiness of any of the 136 countries recently surveyed by Institutional Investor. According to the prestigious magazine, El Salvador's credit rating rose 4.1 points...
Shrinking Iguanas
THE ANIMALS ON Ecuador's Galapagos Islands have developed amazing ways to adapt to their unique environment. In the last couple of years scientists have realized that marine iguanas are doing something once thought impossible in the natural world:...
Spirited Survival of SONORA
Age-old traditions shaped by the land face winds of change in this starkly beautiful state of northwestern Mexico "La vida nortena" is a frugal yet fruitful way of life that may be vanishing as fast as the very desert and thorn-scrub habitats on...
Spreading the Frontiers of Maps
With instantly accessible geographic data, computer technology has taken cartography into a new realm, providing an essential tool for decision makers in the public and private sectors The German geographer Martin Waldseemuller printed the first...
Wind from the South
Claudia Acuna Wind from the South (Verve 314 543 521-2) Taken solely on the virtue of its own many merits, this well-rounded and instantly engaging session is as impressive a debut as has been heard in some time by a young vocalist with her sights...
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