Americas (English Edition)

Articles from Vol. 49, No. 6, November-December

Betty Jones: A Legend Remembers
Betty Jones is revered internationally as the foremost proponent of Jose Limon's style and artistic philosophy. A Hawaii resident since the early 1970s, she spends five months a year jetting around the globe in response to the requests for her expertise...
Commemorating a Golden Anniversary
In 1998 the OAS celebrates its fiftieth anniversary. Its commemoration is an opportunity to acknowledge a distinguished history as the prologue of a promising future. Thus, throughout the year, the OAS will undertake a number of projects especially designed...
For a Country within Reach of the Children
The first Spaniards who came to the New World were dazed by the bird song, made dizzy by the purity of the fragrances, and in just a few years had caused the extinction of an exquisite species of mute dog raised by the Indians for food. Many of them,...
Going to Bats
Animal Migration can make study and conservation difficult for biologists, especially if the animals cross international borders. Recognizing this challenge, biologists and conservationists from Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. formed the North American...
Jose Limon: Movement Larger Than Life
IN 1928 JOSE LIMON HITCHHIKED FROM LOS ANGELES TO NEW YORK, DETERMINED TO MAKE HIS MARK AS A PAINTER. HIS DISILLUSION UPON SEEING HIS PEERS IMITATING THE FRENCH POST-IMPRESSIONISTS WAS COMPOUNDED BY A CONVICTION THAT EL GRECO HAD, LONG AGO, SAID IT ALL....
Journal from a Jesuit Frontier
The collision between indigenous and foreign cultures in Latin America produced numerous encounters suffused with circumstances that would tax the imagination of even the most overactive magic realist. Many remarkable episodes occurred in the Jesuit...
Keeping Time in Guyana; Public Clocks and Bells in This Nation Are Both Guardians of Tradition and Chimes of Change
Centuries of public time stand watch over the cities of Europe, Asia, and much of the Western Hemisphere. Yet today, with wristwatches everywhere, towering time-keepers probably seem more important as familiar silhouettes on the local skyline. The hand-rung...
Renaissance Man of the Andes
The first time Peter McFarren arrived in Bolivia it was by accident: He was born there. The second time it was by whim. "In 1980 I decided to come back to Bolivia to visit, to spend two weeks," says McFarren. "I arrived with a hundred dollars in my...
Rolling out a Well-Cured Industry
HONDURA'S BOOMING CIGAR BUSINESS WRAPS SOME OF THE BEST PRODUCTS IN THE WORLD, WHILE EMPLOYING THOUSAND OF WORKERS Early in the morning, at a business meeting in a hotel in downtown Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Pierre Nakache and Geoffrey H. Ranck puff...
Saddle-Up for the Southern Andes
Horseback-riding tourists looking for new trails to blaze can now traverse the Patagonian Andes. Campo Aventura, in Cochamo, near Puerto Montt, in southern Chile, offers a variety of horseback and trekking excursions, including a two-week ride to Argentina...
Sky High for Cable TV
A four-way venture involving Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation and two of Latin America's biggest media conglomerates hopes to bring direct-to-home (DTH) satellite broadcasting to millions of television viewers south of the Rio Grande. In the wee...
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