Americas (English Edition)

Articles from Vol. 47, No. 2, March-April

A Hookup for Agribusiness
In the field of international trade, modern communications systems and transmission technology are indispensable tools, paving the way for economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Now, a new joint venture, Agro Americas, seeks to utilize...
A Summit of Challenging Horizons
On January 10 OAS Secretary General Cesar Gaviria addressed a distinguished audience at the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington, D.C., on the future of the Americas. "The future of the hemisphere started almost exactly one month ago as the Summit of...
Bringing Home Cine
A new cooperative venture in home videos is showcasing the finest in films from throughout Latin America and Spain. Facets Multimedia and Chicago Latino Cinema, two Chicago-based nonprofit media arts organizations, have joined together to produce video...
Godly Purpose, Earthly Missions
Since colonial times, the province of Chiquitos in eastern Bolivia's Oriente region has been known for its inaccessibility, its near isolation from the outside world. Still commonly known as Chiquitania, the area's rolling terrain, which rises to occasional...
Northern Exposure
This year marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the official debut of the Group of Seven, Canada's best known and most influential artistic alliance. Two major retrospectives will commemorate the event, but the Group hardly needs the publicity. Some...
No Tears for Nicaragua's Onions
The little town of Sebaco Nicaragua, is not much more than a truck stop along the Pan-American Highway. But if things go right, Sebaco could soon become the sweet-onion capital of Central America. Agricultural experts believe that the land around Sebaco...
On the Case
But Belascoaran Shayne and the Raven are, after all, fictional characters, the creations of celebrated Mexican mystery writer Paco Ignacio Taibo II. One of the most popular proponents of the so-called new Mexican detective novel, Taibo weaves together...
Reclaiming Jodensavanna
Deep in Suriname's sparsely populated wilderness, where seemingly endless grasslands meet the northern fringes of the Amazon rain forest, lies Jodensavanna, or Jews' Savanna. This long-abandoned complex, containing the ruins of an ancient synagogue and...
Saying Good-Bye to Antonio Carlos Jobim
When the tragic news reached Brazil that perhaps the greatest figure in the history of Brazilian music had unexpectedly died in a New York hospital, editors at the country's major newspapers were quick to look to the music Antonio Carlos Jobim had spent...
The House of Sunshine and Pain
When the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City finally reopened - after being closed for nearly two years for repairs and remodelling - there was cause for celebration as well as for controversy. The museum - Kahlo's lifelong residence, which she shared...
Trails of Survival
The view from the crown of the Dominican Republic's Cordillera Central suggests sleight of hand on a gargantuan scale, as though some invisible force had swept aside the vestiges of over five hundred years of European presence and restored the landscape...
Yarns Cross Cultures
When Robert Forman began making yarn paintings in 1969 as a high school student in New Jersey, he was only vaguely aware that there were people in Mexico working in a similar technique. One day Forman purchased a yarn painting at a Greenwich Village...
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