Americas (English Edition)

Articles from Vol. 59, No. 6, November-December

A Helping Hand
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When a devastating earthquake hit the central coast of Peru in August, the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) was ready to respond. Working with its corporate partners, the nonprofit agency--an affiliate of the Organization...
Cangeceiros Brazil's Bandit Kings
Seventy years after they roamed northeastern Brazil as members of Latin America's most publicized bandit gang of the twentieth century, their recollections remain as sharp as the razor-edged thorns of the caatinga shrubs that cover the perpetually...
Chapters in the Life of Laura Restrepo
LAURA RESTREPO, one of the great Latin American women writers of the last 50 years, was the beloved child of a businessman who never finished high school but who knew long before she did--when he read a story she painstakingly wrote out by hand as...
Culture in Living Color: For More Than 30 Years, the Art Museum of the Americas in the Heart of the US Capital Has Showcased the Best in Fine Art from the OAS Member Countries
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Just a short walk away from some of the most important monuments in Washington, DC, the Art Museum of the Americas--part of the Organization of American States (OAS)--celebrates and promotes free art from across the Western...
Following a Dream
THE DIM LIGHTS lent a special glow to the recently refurbished San Roque Church, as one by one the young musicians took their places on stage and began to tune their instruments. When the musicians were ready, the youthful conductor made his appearance...
Jeweler of the Jungle: In the Rainforests of Central and South America, Plant Scientist Gary Strobel Prospects for Microbial Sources of Potentially Lifesaving Drugs
THE SWATH OF RAINFOREST that extends from Central America southward to the Amazon Basin in Brazil, Peru, and Bolivia is known as the lung of the Western Hemisphere, vital to the replenishment of oxygen in the air we breathe. It is also home to unique...
Josefina Niggli: Daughter of the Mexican Revolution: Born in Mexico to American Parents in 1910, Josefina Niggli Portrayed Mexican Life from an Insider's Point of View, Writing Well-Received Plays and Novels in English
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Just as the current boom of Latino music in the United States has its roots in dance rhythms that gained popularity in the 1920s, Latino literature is hardly a recent arrival. An early Mexican American writer with an unusual...
Kweyol Close-Up: Photojournalist Chris Higgins Captures Saint Lucia's Kweyol Culture with His Black-and-White Images That Demand a New Perspective on the Sun-Drenched Caribbean
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] SAINT LUCIA SITS AT THE HEART OF THE LESSER ANTILLES, the Caribbean region extending east of Puerto Rico to the northern coast of Venezuela. It belongs to a thin line of islands known as the Windwards that cut across the rough...
Mysteries of an Ancient Empire
MANY CENTURIES before the Incas held sway across much of western South America, an ancient, lesser-known culture called the Waft built the Western Hemisphere's first full-fledged empire. From a base near the present-day city of Ayacucho in Peru's central...
Salsa and Beyond
Hector Lavoe La Voz (Fania 773 130 008-2) Willie Colon Solo (Fania 773 130 053-2) Celia Cruz & Willie Colon Celia y Willie (Fania 773 130 216-2) Charlie Palmieri El Gigante del Teclado (Fania 773 130 005-2) Ray Barretto Hard Hands (Fania...
Strictly Salsa
A LANKY WHITMAN ANGULO borrowed a cell phone and dialed thirteen numbers linking the towering neon of Las Vegas, Nevada, to the tumbledown cinderblocks of his barrio on the outskirts of Cali, Colombia. "Mami, we're the world champions," said Angulo,...
The Allure of Anteaters: Attracting Increased Attention from Scientists and the General Public Alike, These Endearing Creatures Are "Ambassadors" for Wildlife Conservation and Research
Jim Shaw was a man on a mission that warm, sunny afternoon in Serra da Canastra National Park in Brazil. The biologist, his colleagues, and assistants were pursuing a giant anteater, one of a half dozen or so visible amid the tall grasses and scrub...
The Challenge of Creating Jobs
MEETING IN THE CAPITAL of Trinidad and Tobago, the hemisphere's highest-level labor officials affirmed that "full and productive employment and decent work are central to sustainable social and economic development," and resolved to address challenges...
The Long Migration
KNOWN FOR ITS haunting songs, the humpback whale now bears a new distinction as the mammal that undertakes the longest migration in the world. A recent study by an international team of marine scientists--including Kristin Rasmussen from the Cascadia...
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