Americas (English Edition)

Articles from Vol. 49, No. 4, July-August

Angeles Mastretta: Women of Will in Love and War
"I think that the Mexican Revolution is a period that initiated things, I ideas," says Mexico's bestselling author Angeles Mastretta. "All revolutions do that. That's why people make revolutions, to I change things. Lots of times revolutions change...
Artful Mapper of the Modern Dilemma
Twentieth-century writer Franz Kafka combined with sixteenth-century cartographer Gerhard Mercator might sound like a strange mixture, but that is an appropriate hybrid identity for Argentina's onetime painting prodigy and current international art...
Boleromania
A rich, nostalgic air radiates throughout this collection of classic bolero fare, providing the listener with an uncommon insight into the romantic ballad tradition that has become all but synonymous worldwide with popular Latin American music. The producers...
Cruise Stop for Cartagena
During most of its 465-year history, the ancient walled city of Cartagena has had to put up with Spanish oppression, pirates, civil war, hurricanes, and disease. These days, Cartagena's biggest headaches--especially for the city's hoteliers--have...
Garifuna Bicentennial in Honduras
In a vibrant two-day celebration last April, extending from Tegucigalpa to the Caribbean coast, Honduras's Garifuna people marked the two hundredth anniversary of their arrival in that country. Amid masses celebrated in the Garifuna language and...
Nicaragua's Fast Track to Prosperity?
The rutted road to the town of Tola, Nicaragua, winds through a broken past. It curves around abandoned rice paddies and bean fields, passes by concrete and aluminum shacks and unemployed peasants, and penetrates the heart of the town, where Mayor...
Soaring Scales of the Silver Basin
A warm and friendly sun smiles down on a white sand beach. Gentle, aquamarine waves roll in. Coconut trees softly sway. And an infectious, melodious beat--a high-pitched ping-pa-ting played on a silver basin--fills the air. You could only be in the...
The Glorious Renunciation
In the Argentine province of Mendoza, tucked into the eastern foothills of the Andes near the town of Tunuyan, is an old, gnarled apple tree bearing a brass plaque. It states that General Jose de San Martin had rested in the shade of its branches during...
The Hemisphere Hooks Up with CITEL
The Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL) is the telecommunications arm of the Organization of American States. Its principal objective is to facilitate the establishment of modern telecommunications infrastructures in OAS member countries...
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