Where the southern cone of South America narrows to a point, fringed with chill islands and glacier-carved granite peaks, lies the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego. Though the latitude is seemingly inhospitable, this is a fertile place of lush forests and brilliant blue lakes; the Spanish named it the “Land of Fire” because of the many campsites seen glowing on the rugged shore every evening.
Today, the main island, bounded to the north by the Straits of Magellan, and to the south by stormy Cape Horn, is divided between Chile and Argentina.
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