Americas (English Edition)

Articles from Vol. 45, No. 5, September-October

A Keystroke for Language
WHAT IF ENGLISH-SPEAKERS in the United States, Canada and elsewhere could suddenly read Spanish language articles that they would not be able to understand on their own. That's the intriguing idea behind an innovative computer-based publishing program...
A No Throw-Away Vacation
WHEN CARIBBEAN VISITORS board planes home, they take luggage, souvenirs and vacation memories. But they leave behind trash--and its disposal is a thorny issue in the islands. In the U.S. Virgin Islands, entrepreneur Stanley Selengut has a plan for that...
Convening for Conservation
THE OAS COMMITTEE on the Environment met in Washington, D.C. in late July to consider its agenda for 1993-94 in the context of an inter-American program of action which closely links the solution of environmental problems in the Hemisphere to the solution...
Crosscurrents to the Mainland
FOR CENTURIES THE VICTIMS OF FOREIGN POWER STRUGGLES, THE BAY ISLANDS ARE NOW STRENGTHENING THEIR TIES TO THE HONDURAN ECONOMY AND WAY OF LIFE DAY BREAKS GENTLY IN OAK RIDGE, Roatan Island, Honduras. The sun slowly rises from the ocean in the east,...
Dallas Sheds New Light on Art Treasures
On September 26, 1993, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) celebrates its ninetieth anniversary by inaugurating The Museum of the Americas, and with it a unique vision of the history of art in the Western Hemisphere. This new wing is housed in the Nancy and...
Hoofing It in Barbados
COLIN HUDSON, a British expatriate, has called Barbados home for more than 30 years. He is, among other things, an inventor, a writer, an environmentalist, and a master storyteller well schooled in island lore. Each week he leads groups of Bajans and...
It's Forbidden to Forbid
"Voces estao entendendo nada, nada absolutamente nada!" For Caetano Veloso the students at the 1968 International Music Festival in Sao Paulo just weren't getting it, they understood absolutely nothing about his music. Clad in plastic clothes, electric...
One Market for All?
WITH THE CREATION OF THE NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT, MEXICO, CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES NOW FACE THE CHALLENGE OF BALANCING THEIR DISPARATE ECONOMIES AND DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVES WHEN CHARLES I, King of Spain, asked Hernando Cortes what sort...
On the Tucuman Trail
FOR MORE THAN TWO CENTURIES, trains of mules loaded with earthware created by the potters of Santiago del Estero, or weavings and metals from Salta and San Salvador de Jujuy, or even more importantly, cotton, rice, wheat and corn from San Miguel de Tucuman,...
Playing the Heartstrings
"I must warn you about one thing," the voice on the telephone cautioned while extending an invitation to drop by for a visit: "I'm not living in a grand style these days. My former wives got most of my money and my homes in Rio! And please, let me give...
Preserving Pirate Plunders
A FORMER HIGH SCHOOL science teacher who grew tired of always reading about other people's discoveries is finally making a few of his own. Jerome Lynn Hall has hit upon the ultimate shipwreck. The vessel, which went down around 1650--just off the northern...
Pupusas and Potpourri
Few places in the Hemisphere can boast such a successful and versatile blend of European cuisine and cooking traditions of the Americas as tiny El Salvador. "Gallo en Chicha," the local adaptation of "Coq au Vin," along with other entrees and deserts...
Signs That Sell!!
THEY ARE EVERYWHERE, beseeching you with their beguiling naivete to purchase the most diverse products and embrace lost causes. Signs painted with vivid colors selling the delights of reconditioned clutches, pearly false teeth, homemade underwear, and...
Spontaneous Frames of Movement
WITH INNOVATIVE HANDMADE TECHNIQUES, OSCAR-WINNER NORMAN MCLAREN SET A PRECEDENT IN THE FILM INDUSTRY AND INSPIRED ARTISTS AROUND THE WORLD WHEN CANADIAN FILMMAKER Norman McLaren died in 1987, the world of animated cinema lost both its technological...
Staying on Course with Law
Since 1974, the Inter-American Juridical Committee (IAJC) of the OAS has held, on a regular annual basis, a comprehensive seminar in international law in Rio de Janeiro. On the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of this course, OAS Secretary General...
The Encounter
It was that time of day when lazy shadows begin their promenade along the river. With the same smooth cadence of the gentle breeze along the bank, they flowed silently up the walls, then dipped to the path below and rippled among the paving stones. Dim...
Tropicalia Revisited
The works of Brazilian artist Helio Oiticica will be on exhibit at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, beginning October 24, 1993. Curated by Guy Brett and Catherine David, this comprehensive exhibition covers twenty-five years of the artist's...
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