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Mexican Christmas festival threatened by tourism - Brief Article
Christmas celebrations in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico - Mexico - Brief Article
New nature reserve in Suriname - Brief Article
Trinidad piping guan - Brief Article
Tannat Merlot - Brief Article
Argentine designer Emilio Ambasz Emilio Ambasz is a Dutch Sephardic raised in Buenos Aires and educated at Princeton. He integrates architecture and nature in bold and innovative ways. Several works are analyzed, including some planter-festooned city buidlings in Japan.
Architect, industrial designer and graphic artist Emilio Ambasz Famous architect, industrial designer, and graphic designer Emilio Ambasz grew up in Buenos Aires and grew to love nature. Ambasz was also influenced by other architects and he entered Princeton University at age 20 and he later joined the staff of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Ambasz uses an organic approach to design and he incorporates many elements of nature into his work.
Jimmy Carter and the Panama Canal - Interview The Panama Canal Treaty of 1977 was the result of decades of strife over the canal. Presidents Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Gerald Ford. California Governor Ronald Reagan was strongly in support of US retention of the canal. President Jimmy Carter spent a great deal of time working on an agreement with Panamanian leader General Omar Torrijos which ended in the signing of the treaty though controversy has continued.
President Jimmy Carter describes the tortuous negotiations - and political fallout in the US - from his principled stand on giving the Panama Canal back to Panama. The debate on the treaty, its narrow passage and the consequences are analyzed.
Photographer Graciela Iturbide Photographer Graciela Iturbide has made many celebrated photographs. Most of her most famous images were taken in the Zapotec community of Juchitan, Mexico. Iturbide is interested in photographing daily life in villages. Her work is subjective and varies from locale to locale and has photographed people in Africa and Los Angeles.
Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide is featured in her first major American touring retrospective exhibition, "Images of the Spirit," originating at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She describes how she lives among her photographic subjects for weeks before trying to take pictures of the them. Prominent holdings of Iturbide's most memorable works are at the Pompidou Center in Paris, New York's Chase Manhattan Bank, and San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art.
Rio Abiseo National Park, Peru Botanical exploration of Rio Abiseo National Park, in the upper elevations of Peru's eastern Andes, is a perilous but rewarding venture. It is a rain forest in recovery from brutal deforestation, filled with 1,000 plant species, including dozens new to science or unique to northern Peru.
Change in Rio Abiseo National Park allows researchers to study ecosystem recovery Rio Abiseo National Park, in the Andes of Peru is a dynamic area for nature. Frequent floods and mud slides create constant change and growth. The ability of the area to regrow makes it an ideal place to study how ecosystems recover from man made as well as natural changes.
Archaeology in the Andes The history of pre-Hispanic archaeology in South America is full of unusual discoveries such as the 1911 discovery of Machu Picchu and the 1964 discovery of Gran Pajaten in the Andes. The settlement is entirely in the moist cloud forest. The area is inaccessible and many have died while researching the area. Many unusual discoveries have been found in the area.
Pre-Hispanic archaeology in South America The eastern Andes ancient settlement of Gran Pajaten, at 9,350 ft elevation, is among the many South American antiquities that contradict scientific assumptions about Pre-Colombian history. The University of Colorado-Boulder's Rio Abiseo National Park Research Project, working at uncovering the biological and ecological origins of Gran Pajaten, is profiled.
Mining industry and mining towns of Brazil Mining has had a long history in Brazil. Early Portuguese explorers searched for precious metals in the 16th century. In 1695 Paulistas discovered gold. Mining camps were set up and the Portuguese strove to retain control over the activities. In 1796 diamonds were discovered in the gold mining area surrounding Minas Gerais, Brazil. Due to its wealth the area has had a colorful history.
Gold rush of late 1690-1700s The discovery of gold by the Portugese in 1695 sparked a historic gold rush to Brazil, including thousands of African slaves. The boom cities of Brazil's 'cycle of gold' era are profiled.
Nicaraguan-born poet/novelist - Interview The untroubled happiness of Claribel Alegria's poetry reflects her in-person presence. She discusses her work, which includes novels and "testimonials" of the region's social conditions and political upheavals. Her 1987 prose poem collection/autobiography, "Luisa in Realityland" and other works are analyzed.
Poet/author Claribel Alegria The words of artist and poet Claribel Alegria reminds readers of the love of country and the hardships endured by many Central Americans. The feelings of liberation and joy naturally comes from her words as her stories tell of the regions struggles with maintaining peace and its record with human rights. The author talks politics and of issues facing countries like Nicaragua.
Hurricane Mitch - Brief Article
The destruction caused by Hurricane Mitch The devastation caused to the Central American region by Hurricane Mitch is assessed by the Organization of American States' Secretary General Cesar Gaviria. The discussion is centered around the hardest hit areas like Honduras and Nicaragua and the economic relief planned for the these countries. The storm's beginning and course is noted through recorded data of its windspeeds and rainfall totals.
The evolution of the Caribbean Free Trade Association into the Caribbean Community or Caricom is noted along with its contribution to this region. The efforts of this organization has made despite the political turmoil in countries like Cuba is detailed.With the association nearing its twenty-fifth year, the secretary generak talks of past successes and future concerns facing Caricom.
Caribbean Community The 25th anniversary of the Caribbean-area trade and cultural organziation Caricom (formerly the Caribbean Free Trade Association) is commemmorated. It includes 15 members, islands except for Guyana and Suriname. Caricom is based in Georgetown's Bank of Guyana, and sees free movement, not only of goods, but of services, capital, and skilled people across the entire Caribbean Community, as its continuing legacy and mission.
Pan-American musician Richie Zellon and his style and approach to his art is featured. His music combines a melting pot of sounds and styles which infleunced him as he was growing up in Lima, Peru. It also draws from classical and popular musics which give this artist a unique, signature sound. This sound includes salsa, cumbia and Afro-Peruvian beats.
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