Americas (English Edition)

Articles from Vol. 51, No. 5, September

A Director Masters Changing Stages
Accomplished in a number of artistic disciplines, Argentine Sergio Renan receives top billing for his stewardship of the Colon Theater Sergio Renan, Argentina's director of cultural affairs, hardly looks like a man who has paid his dues in the hard-scrabble...
Alfredo Castaneda: BETWEEN MEMORY AND BEING
In provocative works that juxtapose creation and disintegration, this poetic artist explores our ephemeral existence Mexico's Alfredo Castaneda, painter and poet-philosopher, has for the last five years lived in Madrid. Family matters dictated the...
At the Peak of Jamaica's Blues
A HIKE THROUGH THESE MOUNTAINS IS HEIGHTENED BY STUNNING VISTAS, LUSH VEGETATION, AND A FABLED COFFEE "The mist, she floats up by the sea," said my uninvited guide, Leonard "Baps" Cole, the first words he'd spoken in two days. He squinted into the...
Bonds beyond Borders
With the signing of the Peru-Ecuador peace accords, families long separated are reuniting to preserve a shared culture When Tukup Wampui was a child living in the Ecuadoran jungle near the border with Peru, his father would tell him of their family...
Boosting Business for Small Hotels
TO MOST PEOPLE, Caribbean tourism means sun-soaked beaches and undulating palm trees. But for governments in the region, tourism is serious business. Travel and tourism account for more than 75 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) of Antigua...
Dog Tails of the New World
BOTH REVERED AS SACRED ANIMALS AND SERVED UP AS TASTY MEALS, CANINES PLAYED AN IMPORTANT YET IRONIC ROLE AS MAN'S COMPANION DURING THE CONQUEST "IT IS A HOUSE DWELLER, a favorite companion, a constant friend that always tags along. It is happy,...
Enabling the Disabled
IN MANY PARTS OF THE AMERICAS, it is still uncommon to see a person with a disability in public. Diana Mejia, a Guatemalan legal aide who uses a wheelchair, has had strangers place coins in her hand, assuming she must be begging. Otto Pereda, who has...
From the Editor
Reviewing this current issue of Americas reminded me of the old saying, "if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog." What Louis Werner's article about dogs in the New World makes clear, is that dogs as hangers-on in human society were man's faithful...
Heading South, Looking North
It is the morning of September 14, and for the first time since the coup, I am alone. I've said goodbye to Alberto, received the information from our Party contact that Angelica is waiting for me at a cafe uptown, and that is how I find myself walking...
Rare Books on Indian Frontiers
THE FRANK SIEBERT library of the North American Indian and the American frontier, consisting of fifteen hundred rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and other items, was auctioned in part in New York last May at Sotheby's. Collecting over a fifty-year...
Rockefeller's Spirited Wing
A dynamic new center at the San Antonio Museum of Art is shaped by its benefactor's passion for the Hemisphere's diverse cultures This is one new arrival that's been eagerly awaited, prudently planned for, showered with gifts, beloved by family,...
The Car That Saved the Cat
WITH THE HELP OF a leading car producer, the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is developing a program to protect the jaguar, the Americas' largest species of cat. Jaguar North America, producer of luxury and sports cars, has announced...
Upfront
Round Table Since I am a fifty-year member of Pan American Round Table of San Benito, Texas, U.S.A., I have depended on Americas for information over the years. Thank you for being such an excellent source of knowledge. Chrissie B. Bucklin...
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