Americas (English Edition)

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 3, May-June

A Traditional Herb Stimulates New Markets
ARGENTINE PRESIDENT Carlos Menem drinks it. So does nine-year-old Julian Mendez of San Ignacio in the province of Misiones, not to mention businessman Guillermo Rojas of Asuncion, nearly the entire population of Uruguay, and millions more throughout...
A World Class Show: Expo '92 and Beyond
What are the important issues facing the countries of the Americas now and into the future? How will the Organization of American States and other agencies comprising the Inter-American System respond to those issues? An exhibition at Expo '92, the...
Bright Visions, Fine Contours
IT IS DARK AND BROODING or luminous and blithe. It is concertedly conventional or outrageously innovative. It is regional or universal, distinctly feminine or not feminine at all. The work of Latin America's women artists defies classification and...
Building on the Ruins
Venezuela's tiny Cubagua Island could soon mushroom into one of the Caribbean's biggest resorts if a consortium of Venezuelan and overseas developers gets its way. At present, the island is nothing but a nine-square-mile spit of sand just south...
Creating History through Art
Arts and artifacts of the era of Christopher Columbus attest to the fact that the intellectual and spiritual currents of fifteenth century Europe reached well beyond the confines of that continent--into the Far East, the kingdoms of western Africa...
Fate and Fortune on the Pearl Coast
CLOSE UNDER THE LEE of Isla Margarita's green, soaring peaks, just off Venezuela's purple shadowed coast, lies a small desert island: Cubagua. Its few square miles shimmer under the sun, devoid of water save for the brine that seeps into low ponds...
For the Common Good
A new buzzword is making the rounds of Latin America these days: Mercosur, short for Mercado Comun del Sur (The Southern Cone Common Market). Signed in Asuncion earlier this year by the presidents of Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay, and now...
In the Wave of Telestroika
Continuing a long history of technical assistance to its member nations, the Organization of American States (OAS) has recently taken an increasingly active role in the implementation of new telecommunications technologies in Latin America. Alvaro...
On the Trail of the ARC
GUANACASTE The events transpiring in the Guanacaste megapark are among the most exciting in tropical ecology. This area, which contains two important national parks, has long been of special importance to Costa Ricans. Santa Rosa National Park,...
Paradise Found ... in Two Worlds
ELENA CASTEDO has had to adapt to more than a few different surroundings. She was born in Barcelona, Spain, exiled with her family in France after the Spanish Civil War, and brought up in Chile. As an adult, Castedo has lived all over the world....
Paricutin Sparks a Miraculous Pilgrimage
ON FEBRUARY 20, 1943, at or about 3:30 p.m., a Mexican farmer by the name of Dionisio Pulido and his wife Paula became the proud owners of a brand new baby volcano. More precisely at that moment, a steam vent cracked through the ground of their corn...
Playing the Keys of Success
"A work which speaks only to the intelligence of man will never reach his heart," Argentina's noted classical composer, Alberto Ginastera, once commented. "A musical composition must come from the artist's heart and then pass through his head." ...
Rooting for Costa Rica's Megaparks
OPTIMISTIC THAT THEY would find gold, the Spaniards gave the name Costa Rica (rich coast) to a section of the narrowing isthmus between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. They were wrong about the gold, but they did pick an appropriate name...
The Bard with a Different Accent
From Stratford-on-Avon to the Amazon rain forest--anyone who doubted that Shakespearean plays were timeless and universal should visit Festival Latino 1991 in New York's Central Park. This year the Festival's theater component is closely linked to...
The Four Eves of the Americas
This is the tale of beginnings. One tiny clue buried deep within the cells of the body has finally unlocked a thousand-year-old story. According to scientists at Emory University in the United States, four women who crossed the Bering Straits between...
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