Americas (English Edition)

Articles from Vol. 50, No. 5, October

An Alluring Course for Trinidad's Wetlands
A national park in the Nariva Swamp could stimulate ecotourism and improve life for villagers in Kernahan The storm struck as I was walking home to Kernahan, late one evening last fall. A grey and dirty apron of water hung beneath billowing folds...
A Race against Time
With dislocation and modern contact, the survival of the peaceful Yanomami of the Orinoco is threatened by fatal epidemics On an April afternoon in 1975 I walked into the Yanomami village of Hasupuwe-teri, a community of eighty-seven people in Venezuela's...
Ashen Riches of a Buried Village
Frozen in time under layers al volcanic deposits, El Salvador's Ceren provides a window to doily life in ancient Mesoamerica In a thriving southern Mesoamerican village, in what is now El Salvador, villagers had become accustomed to the reliable...
Burle Marx: Oasis of Beauty and Knowledge
With harmonious gardens and art treasures, the former home of this landscape architect is a fertile learning center for botanists and tourists "One needs to surround oneself with objects of poetic emotion," Roberto Burle Marx was fond of saying....
Celebrating a Traveler's Bible
SEPTEMBER 1, 1998, marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the South American Handbook, the longest-running travel guidebook in the English language and almost certainly the best-loved by its readers. Almost daily, the mail bag fills with travelers' letters...
Exposing a Heritage in Color & Light
Newsmagazine readers everywhere remember the photographs of Guatemala's Maria Cristina Orive--even if they don't remember her name. Her black and white images of figures like Isabel Peron and Salvador Allende telegraphed the tensions of Latin America's...
Hooked on Patagonia
JORGE GRAZIOSI can't contain his enthusiasm. He's just kicked off his thirtieth year as a fly-fishing guide. Thirty years in paradise, Argentine Patagonia, where myriad glacial streams tumble down the Andes and curl through the windy foothills. And fishing...
Keys to the Three Americas
Through a two-decade career that has produced a dozen critically acclaimed albums and has taken her from Brazil's largest city to the jazz mecca of the world, pianist Eliane Elias has never strayed far from the inspiration of her earliest and most profound...
Pollinating Polynesian Ties
LAST JUNE, a multifaceted science field trip took eighteen Hawaiian high school students to Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island. They are the youngest participants in the efforts to unravel the mysteries of Easter Island's fabulous stone culture, its...
Quito: Masters of Splendor and Tradition
A unique school of painting established in the golden era of this colonial city has been passed on for generations Within two decades of Spain's defeat of the northern armies of the Inca, the Americas' first school of the arts was founded in Quito....
Reflecting on an Alliance
The fiftieth anniversary of the Organization of American States offers an opportunity to reconsider the Alliance for Progress, which constituted a singularly active period of inter-American cooperation for development. The auhtors, who identify themselves...
Yucatan's Church of All Ages
THE CATHEDRAL of Merida, in Yucatan, Mexico, celebrates its four hundredth anniversary this November. The oldest cathedral on the continent, it was officially completed on November 4, 1598. This year of celebration has been marked by church concerts...
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