Americas (English Edition)

Articles from Vol. 48, No. 1, January-February

A House for Justice in Costa Rica
World War I and the League of Nation's so-called Permanent Court of Justice. World War II and the UN's World Court at the Hague, Nuremburg, and the Japanese war crimes trials. Bosnia and the UN's International War Crimes Tribunal. Rwanda. The same thing....
Helena Solberg Unmasks a Brazilian Idol
From the opening sequences of her latest documentary, Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business - showing the massive street crowds at Miranda's 1955 funeral, accorded all the pomp and circumstance usually reserved for a head of state - director Helena...
Lifeline to Health
In El Salvador's war-torn department of Morazan, local leadership and initiative are injecting vitality into a health program begun by an international team of doctors It is an overcast afternoon in Morazan, and rain is already visible in the next valley....
Michael Coe: A Question for Every Answer
This irreverent dean of Mesoamerican studies challenges canons to reveal what lies behind the written word Archaeologist Michael Coe is that rare scholar who avoids getting too fixed or entrenched in his opinions. His ideas constantly evolve in fresh...
Peru's Three-in-One Preserve
An extensive biosphere reserve near Tumbes, on this country's northwestern coast, conserves the secrets of three diverse ecosystems The great teeth-lined jaws parted with a hiss as the fifteen-foot-long reptile slid out of the murky waters of the Tumbes...
Sagas on the Trail to Vinland
The 1960 discovery of a Viking settlement on an isolated Newfoundland bay provoked controversy and changed a way of life The island of Newfoundland resembles, in silhouette, a clenched fist, index finger extended. The rocky finger, known as Newfoundland's...
Shifting Sands & Colonial Continuity
Coro, a former Spanish capital on Venezuela's northwestern coast, endures wind and desert to preserve a unique architectural legacy The Caquetios, a Caribbean Indian tribe who inherited Venezuela's parched western coast from the Arawaks, aptly named...
The First Lady of Caribbean Cadences
Inspired by the African diaspora in the Caribbean, Katherine Dunham spearheaded an American dance revolution, breaking down social barriers and prejudice The pulse of Africa is the pulse of most dance in the Americas. From Bahia to Baltimore, it throbs...
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