Americas (English Edition)

Articles from Vol. 50, No. 1, January-February

A Heart in Song
Her smile may be several shades brighter than that of her average fan, and her stride is certainly more confident. But when women throughout the Spanish-speaking Americas hear her voice on the radio or catch a performance on television or live in concert,...
A Poet's House of Happiness
Pablo Neruda's soaring residence in Valparaiso, recalls the vibrant spirit of its owner and his strong ties to this eccentric port Pablo Neruda loved not only the exaggerated geography of Chile, his long and narrow, windswept homeland, but all of...
Born to Juggle
New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts was extra busy one recent night. While Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti aimed for the high notes in the Opera House, and Polish maestro Krzysztof Penderecki conducted the premiere of his Fifth Symphony...
Courageous Women & Insightful Essay: Elizabeth Subercaseaux, Telling It like It Is
Elizabeth Subercaseaux: Telling It Like It Is During the seventies and eighties Chilean journalists like Elizabeth Subercaseaux played a major role in mobilizing public opinion against the Pinochet dictatorship. In the following years, Subercaseaux...
Echoes of Intrigue in Trujillo: Shaped by the Whims of Fortune Seekers and Foreign Powers, This Colonial City on Honduras' Caribbean Coast Is Resisting Plans for a Controversial Refinery
In the early morning on the slopes of Calentura, the air is heavy with the smell of red earth and tree bark and rotting leaves. Streams chuckle and whisper beneath thickets of ferns and brush. From the hillsides above drift the rasping calls of a...
From Summit to Summit
What is the Summit of the Americas? Why convoke it? Above all else, the Summit is a time for the leaders of the community of American nations to get together on the basis of certain common principles. In the midst of this encounter, leaders have cast...
Grumblings from an Ashen Island: While Residents of Montserrat Stoically Endure the Explosion of a Volcano, They Are Restless over Political Eruptions That Hinder Crisis Management
While residents of Montserrat stoically endure the explosions a volcano, they are restless over political eruptions that hinder crisis management Back in early August an uncanny silence fell over the tiny Caribbean island of Montserrat. Birds stopped...
No Guns Will Travel
A Milestone in hemispheric cooperation was reached last November 14, at the Twenty-Fourth Special Session of the OAS General Assembly, with the signing of the Inter-American Convention against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms,...
Road Writers: Venturing to the Far Corners of South America, Nineteen-Century Women Trekkers Left Their Mark in Lively, Widely Read Travelogues
To Elizabeth "Lizzie" Cabot Cary Agassiz, I an American woman far from her proper Boston home, the numbers of unattached young ladies at the guest house in the countryside near Manaus seemed unusual. She quizzed several of them and learned that she...
Taking Mexican Art beyond Borders
On the south side of Chicago more than half a million Mexicans live in the neighborhoods of Pilsen and Little Village. There, recent immigrants together with first-, second-, and third-generation citizens of Mexican descent have created a vibrant and...
Unsettled Accounts: Earl Lovelace
A boyhood memory and a commentary on race go a long way toward explaining Earl Lovelace's emergence as a major figure in Caribbean literature. Both have come up in previous interviews Lovelace has given, and as I sat in the breezy diving room of the...
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