Americas (English Edition)

Articles from Vol. 45, No. 3, May-June

A Living Venue for Cultural Crossroads
Standing at the doorway to the Denver Art Museum's Center of Latin American Art and Archeology, one is surrounded by crisp rows of contemporary glass cases filled with pre-Columbian sculpture, pottery, stone and tools. The thousands of objects represent...
Elections in Paraguay
THE PRESENCE of the OAS Electoral Observation Mission, headed by Secretary General Ambassador Joao Clemente Baena Soares, during the electoral process in Paraguay contributed, without doubt, to the solidification of the democratic path that the Paraguayan...
Gas-Powered Integration
THE PRESIDENT of Bolivia called it the biggest project underway in South America. Brazilians have compared it to the Trans-Siberian pipeline and see it as the biggest and most symbolic step for MERCOSUR (Southern Cone Common Market) and other regional...
Modernists at the MoMA
AN EXHIBITION revealing the extraordinary range and diversity of nearly eighty years of Latin American art, beginning in 1914 with the early modernists and continuing until the present, opens at The Museum of Modern Art (The MoMA) in New York City on...
New Concepts in Integration
A GROUP OF Latin American and North American experts met at the OAS in April for a two-day seminar to consider the various trade liberalization initiatives in the Hemisphere, with special emphasis on the Enterprise for the Americas Initiative (EAI)....
OAS Bids Farewell to Cantinflas
MARIO MORENO "Cantinflas", beloved Mexican actor and comic, died on April 20 in Mexico City. At the various acts of homage, mourners recalled the actor's essential character, that of a little man facing the perils of a big city with boundless wit and...
Persona Gratissima: Jorge Edwards, Chilean Writer and Ex-Diplomat, Talks about His Experience Bridging Contradictory Worlds
IN DECEMBER, 1970, the Allende government sent Jorge Edwards, a career diplomat, to open a Chilean Embassy in Havana. In spite of the official nature of his relations with the Castro government, Edwards maintained contact with outspoken dissident Cuban...
Provocateur of Surreal Screens
Director Luis Bunuel turned a scathing lens on reality, shattering social conventions SPANISH-BORN FILMMAKER Luis Bunuel, renowned for his shocking yet poetic imagery, died in Mexico City on July 29, 1983. Ten years after his death and fifteen years...
Spreading the Word on Education
With the publication of the latest issue of La Eduacion, Revista Interamericana de Desarrollo Educativo, the magazine celebrated its 36th anniversary. It was first published in January 1956 after the 10th Inter-American Conference (Caracas, Venezuela,...
The Composer's Muse as Master
"What I want doesn't matter. My music does not obey me!" When Uruguayan composer Miguel del Aguila sets out to create a new work, the process literally takes on a life of its own, often leaving the composer as surprised at the outcome as his audiences...
The Liberator's Noble Match
ANTONIO JOSE DE SUCRE, FEARLESS SOLDIER AND LOYAL AMBASSADOR OF SIMON BOLIVAR, PLAYED AN ESSENTIAL ROLE IN THE SOUTH AMERICAN WARS OF INDEPENDENCE "HERE, GRAND MARSHAL, I have brought you these relics," Dona Josefa Linares whispered sweetly, as one...
The World in a Pinhead
WILD RIVERS running through a cedar forest amongst giraffes; iced mountain peaks silhouetted against the timid fuchsia horizon; knights and satined ladies descending from a castle to cheer the brave contestants at the tournament--these are some of the...
Towering Ambitions: The Architecture of Modern Toronto
It is altogether fitting that the CN Tower, a thick concrete pencil pushed through a gleaming steel donut into the clouds, serves these days as the visual symbol of Toronto on everything from postcards to the logos of television stations. It dominates...
Transcultural Steps with a Flair: Jimmy Gamonet De Los Heros Choreographs Dynamic Latin Counterrhythms for Miami's Unique Multiethnic Ballet
THE OPENING NIGHT of the Miami City Ballet on October 17, 1986, was an unforgettable debut. After a sampling of George Balanchine's neoclassical legacy, faithfully staged by Artistic Director Edward Villella, and a contemporary adaptation of Manuel de...
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