Americas (English Edition)

Articles from Vol. 51, No. 2, March

A Doctor Documents Cuba
A physician with a keen eye, Roberto Machado captured sharp images of island life from the 1930s to the 1950s People referred to him as "that crazy man with the camera." He was an accomplished amateur photographer and cinematographer who dedicated...
Guarding the Chaco's Nest
A NEW GENERATION OF CONSERVATIONISTS IN PARAGUAY IS EMERGING AS THE DEFENDERS OF A PARK THAT CONTAINS A RARE MIXTURE OF ENDEMIC AND ENDANGERED SPECIES When Maria de los Milagros Lencina Chaves and Rocio Barreto graduated from the National University...
Israel Fortifies 50 Years of Friendship
On November 29, 1947, when the United Nations voted overwhelmingly to partition the disputed territory of Palestine into one Arab and one Jewish state, Jews around the world saw the historic vote as confirmation of world support for a Jewish homeland...
Know Your Neighbors?
In the first issues of Americas Magazine readers were asked to get to know their neighbors. To commemorate our fifty years, we have revived this quiz for your enjoyment. 1. The United States of America achieved independence from England in 1776....
Laboratory for Fertile Fields
Inspired by committees of farmers, agricultural communities in several countries are improving yields through their own scientific research Last October, while much of the Americas was welcoming in saints and dressing up children as skeletons, Hurricane...
Mitch Muddles Removal
An OAS-coordinated effort to remove land mines from Central America was dealt a temporary setback by Hurricane Mitch. The heavy rains, mudslides, and swollen rivers that caused so much death and destruction also dislodged an unknown number of the antipersonnel...
Mysteries of Puerto Rico's Underworld
MASSIVE CAVES AND DEEP PASSAGES OF THE ISLAND'S CAMUY RIVER SYSTEM PROVIDE RARE OPPORTUNITIES FOR SCIENTISTS AND TOURISTS ALIKE The anticipation of discovery was so palpable Jeanne Gurnee could almost taste it. The year was 1958, and she and her...
!Ojo!
Tracing Invisible Maya Lines The Maya site of Bonampak, in Chiapas, Mexico, is famous for its colorful murals of warriors, dancers, and musicians. Dramatic scenes of royal celebrations, ritual bloodletting, and vicious wars have inspired generations...
Sammy Sosa Homerun Hitter with Heart
THIS BASEBALL SUPERSTAR COVERS ALL BASES, WHETHER BREAKING MAJOR LEAGUE RECORDS OR PROVIDING RELIEF TO HURRICANE VICTIMS IN HIS NATIVE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC In the summer of 1997 the Chicago Cubs made their biggest investment ever in a player, signing...
Songs of Love, Women, and Children
Paquito D'Rivera: 100 Years of Latin Love Songs (Heads-Up HUCD 3045) Cuban woodwind virtuoso Paquito D'Rivera captures the romantic spirit of twentieth-century Latin American popular music on this richly rewarding program of ten timeless songs from...
Sower of Fantasy and Light
Santo Domingo is a country "along the same path as the sun," Dominican poet Pedro Mir has said. Those who visit the Dominican Republic, which often takes the name of its capital city, become enchanted with its beaches, its colonial architecture, the...
The Bonds of Business
Trade between Europe and Latin America is being fueled by the improved economies of the former and an increased interest in the long-neglected markets of the latter The scene in Mexico City was a familiar one. A banquet room full of businessmen...
Upfront
What about Tapirs? I am a young university student studying environmental sciences and am writing you to congratulate you on your wonderful magazine. I enjoy Americas because of its thorough articles, beautiful photography, and above all, its valuable...
Water Water Everywhere
In northwestern Brazil, droughts have at times led to severe hardships and major migrations. In parts of the Caribbean, the construction of hotels and resorts has put a strain on the drinking-water supply. In Central America, flooding caused by Hurricane...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.