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May 14, 1992 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hours after the jet helicopter delivered her expedition into a settlement deep within the Amazon jungle, Leslie Baer-Brown fell victim to uncontrollable fear. She had come to study the Yanomami, an indigenous South American people once reported to be fiercely violent murderers, primitives who gang-raped women for fun. This particular Venezuelan Yanomami village, Ashetoeateri, about which she was making a documentary had previously never been contacted by outsiders.
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March 30, 1999 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After surviving the worst political violence since the overthrow of a kleptocratic dictator 10 years ago, Paraguay's new government Monday hailed the heroes of a weeklong national drama and promised to bring the villains to justice. New President Luis Gonzalez Macchi said the heroes were students who dodged sniper fire to defend democracy in a vigil outside the National Congress. Many Paraguayans saw the villains as the thuggish forces of former Gen.
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May 17, 1997 | MAYRAV SAAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If the whole point of the Community Magnet School's Pan American festival was to teach children about ancient Central American culture, then the parents, teachers and administrators who poured their hearts and souls into Friday's event failed miserably. As the kids told their well-meaning adult supervisors: There was simply nothing left to learn.
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May 17, 1997 | MAYRAV SAAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If the whole point of the Community Magnet School's Pan American festival was to teach children about ancient Central American culture, then the parents, teachers and administrators who poured their hearts and souls into Friday's event failed miserably. As the kids told their well-meaning adult supervisors: There was simply nothing left to learn.
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August 4, 1989 | CORINNE FLOCKEN
A South American festival at the Bavarian-theme Old World Village shopping center in Huntington Beach? What's next--a sauerkraut cook-off on Olvera Street? As incongruous as it may sound, it's for real and it is the brainchild of Juliette (Chaparro) Lewis, a native of Callao, Peru, who came to the United States in 1961.
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May 14, 1992 | ZAN DUBIN ZAN DUBIN..BD: TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although novice filmmaker Leslie Baer-Brown recently won an award for her documentary about the Yanomami, an indigenous people of South America, her trip to their small Venezuelan settlement did not have a happy ending. The village of Ashetoeateri lies within a biosphere reserve, a 45,000-square-mile area of rain forest meant to protect all Yanomami from outsiders. Gold miners have brought diseases that have already killed scores and that continue to spread.
NEWS
March 30, 1999 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After surviving the worst political violence since the overthrow of a kleptocratic dictator 10 years ago, Paraguay's new government Monday hailed the heroes of a weeklong national drama and promised to bring the villains to justice. New President Luis Gonzalez Macchi said the heroes were students who dodged sniper fire to defend democracy in a vigil outside the National Congress. Many Paraguayans saw the villains as the thuggish forces of former Gen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2001
South America is a continent of marvels, mysteries and magic: the amazing diversity of plant and animal life found in the Amazon rain forest and the Galapagos Islands, the fascinating traces of past civilizations such as the Incan stronghold at Machu Picchu and Easter Island's massive stone figures, and the unique form of storytelling called magic realism, which combines the commonplace with the fantastic and surreal.
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May 14, 1992 | ZAN DUBIN ZAN DUBIN..BD: TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although novice filmmaker Leslie Baer-Brown recently won an award for her documentary about the Yanomami, an indigenous people of South America, her trip to their small Venezuelan settlement did not have a happy ending. The village of Ashetoeateri lies within a biosphere reserve, a 45,000-square-mile area of rain forest meant to protect all Yanomami from outsiders. Gold miners have brought diseases that have already killed scores and that continue to spread.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 1992 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hours after the jet helicopter delivered her expedition into a settlement deep within the Amazon jungle, Leslie Baer-Brown fell victim to uncontrollable fear. She had come to study the Yanomami, an indigenous South American people once reported to be fiercely violent murderers, primitives who gang-raped women for fun. This particular Venezuelan Yanomami village, Ashetoeateri, about which she was making a documentary had previously never been contacted by outsiders.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 1989 | CORINNE FLOCKEN
A South American festival at the Bavarian-theme Old World Village shopping center in Huntington Beach? What's next--a sauerkraut cook-off on Olvera Street? As incongruous as it may sound, it's for real and it is the brainchild of Juliette (Chaparro) Lewis, a native of Callao, Peru, who came to the United States in 1961.
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