Americas (English Edition)

Articles from Vol. 50, No. 3, June

A Forum for the Future
Former presidents and prime ministers, Nobel laureates, top government officials, and private-sector leaders were among those who discussed and debated the major issues of the hemisphere during the OAS "Conference on the Americas." Some eight hundred...
Captive Warriors' Eloquent Sketches
"I saw seventy-two big Indians yesterday, proper men and tau as one would wish to behold. They were weary and greatly worn; but as they stepped out of the train cars and folded their ample blankets around them, there was a large dignity and majestic...
Gauging Bolivia's Gorges
Bolivia may be home to the deepest gorge in the world. Then again, maybe not. Geology is a hard science, but canyoneering is more flexible. A relatively new endeavor, a sport more than a science, canyoneering is the conquest and exploration of the...
Lucrative Crafts from a Rare Tree
Lucio spreads pumpkin seeds to dry in the sun. The corn in the milpa is ready for harvest. The ax is inside; it doesn't cut linaloe trees any more. Lucio moves slowly, his black dog tagging along a few feet behind. His sombrero shields his old eyes...
Modernity Clouds a Timeless Horizon
The women of Jurubida are furious. A small group has gathered at a local fish and vegetables shop to enumerate an angry list of misconduct against their neighbors. Jacinta, Libertina, Yulema, and Fidelia are horrible, the women say. They are old and...
New World Challenge on Old World Turf
Forty years after its triumphant World Cup soccer victory on European soil, Brazil returns to the Old World to defend the title it reclaimed four years ago in the United States. In addition to the talented Brazilians, the Americas will dispatch teams...
Portraits of Urban Drama
A few steps away from the ruins of an Aztec temple that diverts the flow of commuters in Mexico City's Pino Suarez metro station, a young family stands in rapt attention before a half-dozen nearly life-sized photographs. The looming figure of Death...
The Memory of Silver
From the terraces of Ester Ventura's house in Lima, just a few steps from her workshop on Malecon Iglesias, in Chorrillos, the bay is often shrouded in a rose-colored mist, and one's gaze is drawn to the broad Pacific horizon, which appears suspended...
Tomas Eloy Martinez: Imagining the Truth
In a magical mix of fact and fiction, this veteran novelist reveals the historical and psychological realities of his native Argentina "Nothing is true, at the same time everything is true," says Argentine novelist Tomas Eloy Martinez. "You see, in...
Whirlwind Wheelchairs
When American engineer Ralf Hotchkiss visited Managua, Nicaragua, in 1980, his life changed. Since a 1966 motorcycle accident Hotchkiss has used a wheelchair. On his Nicaragua trip he met a group of wheelchair riders who were critical of his home-made...
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