Samantha Nogueira Joyce (IUSB): A Kiss Is (Not) Just a Kiss: Heterodeterminism, Homosexuality and TV Globo Telenovelas. Next City goes inside Luz Station, Brazil’s Ellis Island. Carlota McAllister files a dispatch from Patagonia on how rural Chileans are fighting to keep dams out of the pristine wilderness there. Easter Island issues Chile with independence threat: Remote Pacific island sees growing influx of Chileans at the expense of local culture. Frank Jacobs on the fake metro map of Montevideo. The Water Temple of Inca-Caranqui: Was hydraulic engineering the key to winning the hearts and minds of a conquered people? The dream of El Dorado, a lost city of gold, led many a conquistador on a fruitless trek into the rainforests and mountains of South America, but it was all wishful thinking — the "golden one" was actually not a place but a person, as recent archaeological research confirms.

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