Americas (English Edition)

Articles from Vol. 44, No. 2, March-April

A First Lady's Courageous Voyage
EXILED ON THE EAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES, MARGARITA MAZA DE JUAREZ HELPED ADVANCE HER HUSBAND BENITO'S CAUSE THE SHORT, DARK, BROAD-SHOULDERED, young man, sitting by the fire, absentmindedly prodded a nearby cradle with the toe of his boot...
A Magic Flute with Crossover Tones
The setting may be a modern apartment in the South Bronx, but the ritual is as old as the Spanish presence in the New World. Atop a refrigerator in the small kitchen, a makeshift alter glows to life as the candles are lit. Dave Valentin has just returned...
Andean Baroque Extravaganza
As part of its year-long commemoration of the Columbus Quincentennial, the Americas Society in New York has organized the exhibition, Barroco de la Nueva Granada: Colonial Art from Columbia and Ecuador, scheduled to open May 14 at the Society's Park...
A Portrait of Love's Labor
WHEN AN EXHIBITION of Roberto Matta Echaurren's work opened at the Parkerson Gallery in Houston, Texas, in early 1991, few people knew that the drawings, paintings, photographs and letters of the celebrated Chilean artist harked back to a distant youthful...
A Starlit Spider's Web
Take the socio-political themes of novelist Manuel Puig, add the expertise stagging of director Harold Prince, the rhythms and lyrics of John Kander and Fred Ebb, and the seductive leg-kicks of Chita Rivera and you have the making of a legendary musical...
A Turning Point in Modernism. (Latin American Artists Diego Rivera, Joaquin Torres-Garcia, Wifredo Lam and Roberto Matta
THE FRESH VISION OF OUR MASTER PAINTERS SHAPED THE DIRECTION OF LATIN AMERICAN ART From colonial time Latin American art has combined European and indigenous elements, but for centuries the former predominated. The cathedrals and churches of Peru...
Groundwork for Earth Summit
Developing nations will have to work harder and give a higher priority to protecting natural areas, and the developed world will have to double its spending to achieve that goal. That recipe for rescuing such threatened areas as the Amazon Basin...
Kibbutz with Sabor
They publish their own Spanish-language newspaper, Aurora. They boast their own farming settlement, Kibbutz Ga'ash, located along the Mediterranean coast. And on weekends, they dance up a storm at their own nightclub on Tel Aviv's trendy Hayarkon Street,...
Rites of Regeneration
As far back as known recorded history and beyond, mankind has ritually celebrated the renewal of life brought by Spring. Rites have changed in name and form and have adapted to various calendars, but at the time near the vernal equinox when temperate...
Sculptor of Inner Rhythms
It would seem that making wood sculpture is the destiny of artist Margot Schnitzer de Neuhaus. Indeed, her maiden name, Schnitzer, means woodcarver. Neuhaus begins her daily ritual with nature by taking the slow route to her studio along the rolling...
Signals from the Cosmic Frontier
With new technology and modern research facilities Latin America is making valuable contributions to space exploration IN 1517, A GREAT COMET suddenly appeared in the skies over Mexico. The Aztec ruler Moctezuma, terrified by the legend of Quetzalcoatl--the...
Smoke Gets in My Eyes
The 747 jumbo jet started its descent and the "No Smoking" signs flashed on. Some of the men wearing smoking jackets immediately went to change their clothes, and the voice of the pilot announced: "We are about to land. Fasten your seat belts and put...
Take Two on Video
From the classics to recent hits, Latin American film on cassettes is becoming more available throughout the Hemisphere THE EMERGENCE OF VIDEO CASSETTES has revolutionized our lives. This highly lucrative phenomenon has changed our movie-going habits,...
Uncovering a Literary Treasury
A recent find unearthed rare copies of an early modernist magazine, Revista de America. Photocopies of the first three issues of this magazine bring to light a valuable body of Latin American literature from the turn of the century. Revista de America...
Women: A Strong Voice
From March 8 to 14, a host of prominent women from government and the private sector, including writers, artists, journalists, scientists, business executives and professors, convened in Caracas, Venezuela for a World Congress on The Woman and The...
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