The contents of the Fall 2007 South America issue are available below, either plotted by location or as a traditional table of contents.
Present-day Lima sits atop the largest indigenous cemetery in Peru, occasionally bringing the country’s complicated past vividly to the surface.
In a city that has turned a blind eye to the corruption of the drug cartels, who better than a blind man for mayor?
In Buenos Aires, the cartoneros collect recyclable trash to sell, but now the government threatens to end their transportation—and their way of life.
Two transsexuals struggle to make a life for themselves in conservative Lima.
Soy grown in the rich soil of the Brazilian Amazon promises to feed the world, but it also raises complicated questions about the environmental effects.
A compelling, minute-by-minute account of the violent 2002 coup attempt against Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.
Surinamese expatriates dominate the world of soccer internationally, but few of their countrymen see the fruits of their success.
Chiquita’s connections to a paramilitary group identified by the US government as an official terrorist organization.
Natural gas drilling in the Peruvian Amazon and the environmental and cultural effects on one of the last untouched ecosystems on earth.
A short story.
Just beneath the surface in small village in Argentina lies a history of isolation, illegitimacy, and albinism.
Salamanca has become the first community in Latin America with free and universal wireless internet access, all thanks to Wi-Fi.
Bolivia could be a case study in the institutionalized nostalgia of patriotism, and Exhibit A would be Day of the Sea.
Only one Galápagos giant tortoise survives, and his name is Lonesome George.
Santa Cruz works; the rest of the country doesn't.
Orlando Romero, “Romerito,” was the boxer who raised the most hopes, because he had always been a torpedo.
Roxanna Abrill had never told her story to a journalist before. It just sounded so preposterous. Abrill claims to be the rightful owner of Machu Picchu.
Nowadays in Chile, say the word “Mormon” and the automatic word-association response is often “CIA.” Can you blame them?
Typescripts of Neruda's two long poems published in VQR in 1961 and 1972
An excerpt from the Chilean writer’s postmodern masterwork.
Full of wit, protest, and police brutality (and hilarious ineptitude), this story marks the English debut of a major talent.
Artwork and poems combine to challenge the docile image of the colonial Virgin Mary, instead depicting modern South American icons.
The two inhabited islands on Lake Titicaca are on all sides surrounded by more than just water; tourism, commerce, and the modern world are only miles away.
On the banks of the Magdalena, villagers pull bodies of victims of the drug war dumped upstream and provide them with proper burial.
A comic-style journal of the adventures of the Argentinian artist Liniers in Antarctica—penguins and albatross included.