Americas (English Edition)

Articles from Vol. 49, No. 1, February

A Master Class with a Leading Lady
While Hollywood's maturing stars may lament the dearth of scripts for grown-up women, Norma Aleandro, for decades first lady of both the Argentine silver screen and Avenida Corrientes, the Broadway of Buenos Aires, has allowed herself to ripen into...
Antonio Segui: Drawing the Lonely Crowd
Antonio Segui is a painter of metropolitan landscapes. In a typical canvas there may be a tree, a car, or an airplane buzzing overhead, but mostly there is pavement and multistoried buildings of numbing sameness. The principal occupants are equally...
Brazil Bottles a Good Idea
Few Liquor-industry executives know this, but the Western Hemisphere's best-selling spirit isn't Jack Daniels, or Johnnie Walker, or even Bacardi. It's Brazil's Pirassununga 51 -- a potent cachaca liquor distilled from fermented sugarcane juice and...
Inside Mamiraua's Flooded Forests
A reserve in the Brazilian Amazon integrates local indigenous communities into the conservation of the region's rich resources May first real insight into the term flooded forest came while standing m a boat staring up at a munguba tree towering...
Investing in Our Children
To say today that most children in the Americas are poor and helpless, legally and politically, is far from an exaggerated description of their plight. Quite alarmingly, this situation compromises the political and economic future of the region. For...
Logging on Maya
Beginning March 3, 1997, the veteran MayaQuest team led by brothers Dan and Steve Buettner will be back on the archaeological trail. Using laptop computers and the Internet, the explorers will once again take students, teachers, and armchair travelers...
Los Roques: Keys to Life Secrets
This pristine archipelago in Venezuela"s Caribbean preserves a wealth of marine and bird species in a complex ecosystem of mangrove swamps and coral reefs Los Roques -- the name seems almost like a navigator's shorthand or a cartographer's afterthought....
The Dominican Republic in Double Exposure
The images they seek out and capture with their lenses differ as dramatically as the disparate physical and cultural landscapes of the island nation they both call home. lake a visual point, counterpoint, the work of Domingo Batista, the Dominican...
The Secret Language of Count Dracula
Night was falling as Bela Lugosi carefully removed his long black cape and draped it neatly over a chair for Carlos Villarias, whose turn it was to don it next. As Lugosi and the English-language crew abandoned Universal Studios' set of Dracula until...
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