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Articles from September-October

Ageless Romance with Bolero
The bolero, for centuries the love song of the Spanish-speaking world, has now spread far beyond its Cuban birthplace to capture the imagination of a vast international audience. Although scholars differ on its precise origins, all agree that the form...
Celebrating the Spirits' Return
Elaborate celebrations of the Days of the Dead on Mexico's Janitzio Island pay homage to the ancestors and strengthen bonds among the living By the eerily calm waters of the dock at Patzcuaro, passengers are steadily boarding the boat launches to Janitzio...
Fueling New Attitudes towards Conservation
High in the Montecristo massif the territories of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras come together at a point called Trifinio. Around this point, in an area over 2,700 square miles, lies one of Central America's major cloud forests, harboring a rich...
Heroes of the Caribbean Pitch
Throughout the West Indies, the game of cricket attracts wildly enthusiastic crowds and inspires regional unity If Latin America is passionate about soccer, then the Caribbean is zealously passionate about cricket. The game permeates life in the region....
Recollecting the Essence of Identity
Through mixed-media installations and scientific investigation, Luis Fernando Benedit reassembles the social history of Argentina In the epilogue to Dreamtigers, Jorge Luis Borges wrote: "Through the years, a man peoples a space with images of provinces,...
Survival in a Nutshell
The Brazil nut trees in southeastern Peru not only preserve large tracts of the tropical Amazon but also support intricately interrelated biological and economic systems Until I saw a Brazil nut tree for the first time, I had no idea of the surprise...
The Man Who Charmed Eagles
As the protector of endangered birds of prey, Alvaro Torres Barreto took a medieval art to new heights Alvaro Torres Barreto had spent haft a century looking into the eyes of eagles, so it seemed only fitting that, toward the end of his life, his appearance...
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