Luz Es Esperanza

Dwarfed by the peaks of the Atacama Desert, Pisagua survives in a perpetual cycle of boom-and-bust. The nitrate industry carved prosperity out of sand, while the brutal executions of Pinochet's opponents set Pisagua in Chile's political conscience. Overfishing and unsustainable management plague an artisanal fishing industry now facing collapse as seaweed extraction surges due to growing global demand.