Americas (English Edition)

Articles from Vol. 53, No. 1, January

Brazil's Ten Yad Lends a Hand
IN THE BOM RETIRO working-class neighborhood of Sac Paulo, Brazil, South America's largest city, an inconspicuous little sign in Hebrew and Portuguese stands out from the proliferation of Korean-owned shops along Rua Ribeiro de Lima. The sign welcomes...
Fidelity in Form Claudio Bravo
This renowned Chilean painter blends modern palettes with deep-rooted traditions of the classical masters in canvases that meticulously replicate reality Were you to spot Chilean artist Claudio Bravo on the street, you might take him for an investment...
From the Editor
These holidays now upon us are not only times of hearth and home but also, ironically, times of travel, because many of us call more than one place home. In this issue of Americas, we talk to two artists whose creative lives are fed by very different...
Grammys on the Latin Beat
COLOMBIA SINGER Carlos Vives and his group were on the stage of Los Angeles's glittering Staples Center, performing one of their rousing vallenato hits. So was Mexican crooner Alejandro Fernandez, decked out in full mariachi regalia, singing a poignant...
INSIDE THE Marketplace
These colorful places of commerce and social interaction are an enduring face of popular culture throughout South America Markets are some of the best windows on foreign cultures. There, among the country people who sell their grain, vegetables,...
Julia Alvarez REAL Flights OF IMAGINATION
Straddling two worlds, this Dominican-born author weaves stories that reflect harsh political and social realities while affirming life's beauty IN THE LAST CHAPTER OF In the Time of the Butterflies, Dede, the only Mirabal sister to survive the...
Mining Tupiza's Marvels
Lured by spectacular rock formations and historic landmarks, tourists are discovering the enchantment of this once-prosperous trade center in southern Bolivia It's no contradiction to say that southern Bolivia's wide open spaces have been a crossroads...
Offshore Number Crunching
WHEN ENTITLES as diverse as United Parcel Service, Deutsche Telekom, and the Worldwide Wrestling Association need to file financial statements for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, their 10-Ks, 10-Qs, and other reports often take an electronic...
Pierre Trudeau: Champion of a Just Society
Thirty-two years ago, in 1968, I came to Canada and wrote a profile for the New Yorker magazine about the charismatic, brilliant Pierre Elliott Trudeau, who had just become Canada's fifteenth prime minister. It was a wonderful assignment. His was a...
Ships Ahoy at Jacmel
JACMEL, PERHAPS Haiti's prettiest city, sits at the head of a wide horseshoe-shaped bay on the country's southern coast. In the nineteenth century, it was a busy coffee port; the mansions of its rich merchants, laced with iron balconies, graced its...
Triumphant Clans of Easter Island
DESPITE PRESSURES OF MODERNITY, THE INHABITANTS OF RAPA NUI PRESERVE ANCIENT TRADITIONS IN AN ANNUAL FESTIVAL CELEBRATING THEIR HYBRID CULTURE THOUSANDS OF MILES FROM the nearest stadium, far from the realm of professional sports, bronzed, young...

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