Americas (English Edition)

Articles from Vol. 46, No. 3, May-June

A Fresh Breeze Blows in Bahia
An innovative state-sponsored restoration project in the historic district of Pelourinho is saving the New World's largest collection of colonial buildings Sad Bahia, oh how dissimilar You are, and I am from our former state Poor I see you, you see...
Building on Tradition
In Mahone Bay, along Canada's Nova Scotia coast, four generations of the Stevens family have been handcrafting world-class sailing schooners THERE IS A PLACE where the wooden schooner has endured as a proud symbol of a people and their relationship...
Gaviria Is New Secretary General
DR. CESAR GAVIRIA TRUJILLO, President of the Republic of Colombia, was elected to the post of Secretary General on March 27. At the 21st Special Session of the General Assembly he received twenty of the thirty-four votes cast in the first round of voting,...
Going against the Grain
Champion of the common man, enemy of elitism, printmaker, and teacher, Antonio Frasconi, outspoken and thoughtful, saves his most eloquent statements for his artwork--raw, courageous, unflinching statements about the troubling issues of our times. He...
Hacienda Curu's Harmonious Plan
SUSTAINABLE LIVING, that much-ballyhooed term for using and preserving resources, is like an M. C. Escher drawing: It looks impressive on paper, but good luck trying to get it to work in reality. One place where it has worked remarkably well is on a...
On the Edge of Reality
The mysterious tension between the rational and the imagined: It visits us at the edge of sleep, escorts us from the theater at a movie's end, tugs at us in a bittersweet song that holds a fleeting glimpse of the past. But if we try to freeze the action...
Sculpture of the Americas: Building across Borders
In six short years as Director of the Museum of the Americas, Belgica Rodriguez has had an eye on expansion--of permanent collections of sculpture and photography, as well as of exhibition space. When she arrived at the museum in 1988, "the permanent...
Soccer's Greatest Goal
"What if there were no sports?" Michael Jordan asks us to imagine the unimaginable against a backdrop of flashing black and white images on a television advertisement. Click. A tiny boy tosses a basketball toward a crate nailed to a telephone pole. Click....
The Ashoka Foundation's "Genius" Awards
WILLIAM DRAYTON founded his Washington, D. C.-based Ashoka Foundation in 1980 to test a theory. Drayton wanted to see if he could spark innovative solutions to a whole range of human and environmental problems in other nations simply by giving the right...
The Tombs of Ancient Peruvian Rulers: Myth Becomes Reality
Archaeologists are discovering that the Moche of northern Peru were the mastercraftsmen of ancient America We were inside the tomb of a pre-Inca ruler. We had opened his coffin and carefully removed the upper levels of objects inside it. Then, near...
USA 94: Conquering the Last Frontier
With passion and precision, World Cup soccer will invade the United States this summer, and seize its largest audience ever The Russians are coming . . . and so the Italians, the Germans, the Mexicans, and the Brazilians. In all, twenty-three visiting...
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