Americas (English Edition)

Articles from Vol. 44, No. 3, May-June

A Family Legacy in Art
THE GUAYASAMIN FOUNDATION PROTECTS A NATIONAL PATRIMONY FOR THE PEOPLE OF ECUADOR It is the birthright of every quiteno to reach out and touch a mountain. In the Ecuadorean city of Quito, squeezed 17 kilometers along a narrow valley high in the...
A Green Pen
Letter-writing is the key activity of Global Response members, a network begun in April, 1990, which responds to environmental crises in the Americas and around the globe. It focuses on the export of environmental problems and answers the requests...
A Passionate Line of Illustrations
Until his early death in 1987, Antonio Lopez, known simply as Antonio, was the world's foremost fashion illustrator. His vigorous style, synonymous with dynamic line and vibrant color, conjures up images of agressive good looks and a frenzied baroque...
Applauding the Golden Age at Chamizal
Night after night troupes from all over the Spanish-speaking world and the United States perform Calderon and Cervantes, Lope de Vega and Moreto, at the annual Siglo de Oro Drama Festival in El Paso, Texas. Sometimes the productions are elaborate and...
Beings of Plaster and Skin
Something of the dynamism which enabled her forebears to transform the rugged Andean landscape of her native Colombia into one of the world's richest coffee zones shows in the work of the sculptress Beatriz Echeverri - only now she grapples with a...
Beni; Surviving the Crosswinds of Conservation
The beni biosphere reserve (BBR), home of the Chimane Indians and the first protected area to become fully implemented in Bolivia, is leading the way for the conservation of the natural and cultural resources in this extremely diverse Andean country....
Building towards Reconciliation
Under the philosophy that "a man with a roof over his head is a reconciled man," ex-members of the Nicaraguan Resistence (NR) are working with the Organization of American Studies (OAS) to build their own homes in former zones of conflict. The self-help...
Destination: Music
Sizzling salsa under the stars by Acapulco Bay. Hot jazz in the shade of Sugar Loaf in Rio de Janeiro. Blazing big bands aboard an elegant cruise ship charting the waters of the Eastern Caribbean. Promoters are discovering that the paring of major...
Dollars for Dialing
WHEN DOUG CLARK ARRIVED IN MEXICO two years ago to oversee Northern Telecom's operations, few Mexicans possessed fax machines, even fewer had cellular phones, and the company's entire 13-employee sales staff could fit into one conference room. Today,...
Olympic Heat
As legend has it, Pheidippides, a professional runner, carried the news of the Greek victory over the Persians at the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC. Upon his arrival in Athens, he called out, "Rejoice, we conquer!" and then dropped dead of exhaustion....
Pioneer Tales from Bariloche
EACH MORNING I STEP OUT into my small garden and conscientiously check every flower and bud. Then I raise my eyes to take in the dramatic landscape surrounding the town of San Carlos de Bariloche. The snowy peaks of the Andes range, its natural woods...
Unveiling an Indomitable Culture
Inside Philadelphia's Port of History Mesuem, Manuel Raimon, a 22-year-old Mapuche Indian, recently reconstructed a ruka, the traditional wood and adobe dwelling of his ancestors. The structure had been built by his family in Chile and then disassembled...
Wielding a Far-Reaching Baton
"Excuse me for losing my train of thought. There's a report on television about an earthquake or some kind of disaster in Mexico. Just a minute, please." For the brief moment that I put my telephone interview on hold, the person on the other end of...
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