Americas (English Edition)

Articles from Vol. 47, No. 3, May-June

A Child's Wisdom in a Poet's Heart
The works of Maria Elena Walsh are one of the hidden treasures of Latin American literature. You won't find many of her verses in the regional anthologies that have proliferated in recent years, nor will you find much of her material in translation....
Buoyant in Berlin
By now the aesthetic and economic revival of filmmaking in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America is in full swing, and everybody knows it: Mexico, Brazil, and Chile continue to increase their yearly output. Moreover, countries heretofore...
Catalysts of Peace
After twelve years of civil war, El Salvador is on the road to national reconciliation. With the 1992 Peace Accords paving the way, years of armed conflict are yielding to the reconstruction of a nation. Now, citizens, together with government agencies...
Close Encounters in Chubut
Patagonia is a landscape of extremes, a spectacle of nature. Situated between the Andes and the Atlantic, it is a desert -- sparse vegetation, little rainfall -- where wind swirls in dust devils. Thousands of years of grazing -- by rheas, guanacos,...
Discovery Knows No Boundaries
Spanish-Language news, U.S. - made action/adventure shows, soccer games, and nature programs are the favorite television fare for Latin Americans, according to a recent survey commissioned in part by the Discovery Channel-Latin America along with...
Healthy Habitat for Howlers
The stunning new Simon Bolivar is the first-ever opera in Spanish on the life of the leader who liberated five South American countries from Spain. Created by the Scottishborn composer Thea Musgrave, Simon Bolivar received its world premiere in Norfolk...
Long Lost Letter to the King
Like gold and silver from the Spanish Main, colonial reports and records from the New World had a way of not reaching intended recipients. Once having been waylaid, rerouted, or simply lost at sea, few of these long-forgotten manuscripts ever came...
Look What They've Done to My Game!
BASEBALL, AN EPIC DOCUMENTARY TELECAST LAST FALL ON THE U.S. PUBLIC BROADCASTING SYSTEM, TELLS THE STORY OF AN INSTITUTION THAT FOR GENERATIONS WAS SECOND ONLY TO THE FLAG AS A SYMBOL OF S. NATIONALISM. THE NINE-PART SERIES, PRODUCED BY FILMMAKER...
Marine Management on Solid Ground
The Malvinas current, which runs north to south along the Patagonian coast, affects the lives of all the region's inhabitants in many ways. The great mass of cold, moving water gains its greatest velocity and impact along the border of the Argentine...
North-South Investments
OAS Secretary General Cesar Gaviria was the keynote speaker at a recent conference sponsored by the North-south Center at the University of Miami. Entitled "Development Strategy after Neoliberal Economic Restructuring in Latin America," the two-day...
Seas of Change
For much of her career, Lydia Rubio has painted magical, luminous interiors. They often include tables draped with silken folds or lace-edged cloths, which her artistic sleights of hand transform into the shimmering beaches of Caribbean islands. With...
The Latest Score on Bolivar
A wildlife sanctuary located in the jungle northwest of Belize City, Belize, is proving that it is possible to balance the needs of wildlife with the needs of people. The Community Baboon Sanctuary (CBS) spans about a fifteen-square-mile area, where...
Winding a Way to Caracas
In the wild, high country between Caracas and the sea, the remnants of a finely paved road lie beneath the moss and detritus of the forest floor, untrodden but for the occasional farmer or determined hiker. To follow this old road is to trace a path...
Women Mean Business
No one knows exactly how many women microentrepreneurs there are in Latin America and the Caribbean. What is clear is that the number of women who work as self-employed microproducers, vendors, or service providers has increased dramatically in the...
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