Americas (English Edition)

Articles from Vol. 47, No. 4, July-August

A Concrete Symbol of Uplifting Ideals
Brazil's Memorial da America Latina rises above controversy to preserve the collective cultural heritage of the hemisphere Like many a new venture, Brazil's Memorial da America Latina had a tentative start. Perhaps that was fitting for a group of buildings...
Buried Secrets, Luminous Find
Archaeologists have unearthed an astounding deposit of skeletons and burial offerings in a cave in northeastern Honduras, shedding new light on the rise of early Mesoamerican society In April 1994 Jorge Yanez and Desiderio Reyes led a group of nearly...
Come the Camanchaca
A once-parched coastal town in Chile is now flowering thanks to a binational project that allows residents to - literally - drink the fog A broad bank of rumpled stratocumulus clouds drifts in soundlessly from the sea. Below, a bleak, parched coastline...
Haunting Hues of Silence
Though Claudia Bernardi has never been tortured, threatened with death, or forced to witness the atrocities of warring guerrilla armies, she knows more about the lives of those who have survived such horrors than most people care to imagine. A native...
Out of the Deep Freeze
The cold, dry climate of the Canadian Arctic has a way of preserving for centuries the perishable remains of man's doomed explorations in that forbidden zone. Ironically, the written records of these journeys were sometimes lost as well, lying in the...
Touching the Responsive Chord
His dark, penetrating eyes glance upward, as if in anticipation of a nod of approval from a personal muse. Arms outstretched as though a friend's embrace were at hand, the pianist acknowledges the audience's thunderous approval of his just-concluded...
Toward Economic Integration
In the Declaration of Principles and Plan of Action adopted at the Summit of the Americas held in Miami in December 1994, a decision was taken by the thirty-four heads of state and government "to begin immediately to construct the 'Free Trade Area of...
Trailing the Mythical Anaconda
LONG A SUBJECT OF FANTASTIC FABLES, THE WORLD'S LARGEST SNAKE IS NOW THE FOCUS OF A FIRST-EVER SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECT IN VENEZUELA Many of my fondest memories of Venezuela have anacondas in them. I can vividly recall my first encounter with a sizable...
Wit and Wile with Guillermo Cabrera Infante
A MASTER OF WORDPLAY, THIS INTRIGUING CUBAN-BORN WRITER REFLECTS ON HIS TRICKS OF THE TRADE GUILLERMO CABRERA INFANTE IS RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE MOST INVENTIVE OF SPANISH-LANGUAGE WRITERS IN THIS CENTURY. THE AUTHOR OF NOVELS, STORIES, ESSAYS, AND...
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