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An Isolated Tribe Emerges From the Amazon

The Mashco-Piro appeared suddenly on the paths snaking through this beautiful, leafy village, armed with nearly seven-foot-long bamboo arrows sharpened to a knife edge.
“Why do you want to kill me?” Shipetiari’s sub-chief, a small but intimidating woman named Rufina Rivera, hollered when she first encountered the Mashco in January.

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How Food Became Religion in Peru’s Capital City

The first time I went out to eat in Lima, it was in secret. It was the start of the 1980s, and Peru was in the midst of a civil war. There were blackouts and curfews—and very few people went out after dark. At the time, I was four years old, and my only friend was a man who worked as a sort of assistant to my father, who was raising four of us alone and needed the help. The man’s name was Santos. Santos was about 30, and he had a huge appetite. Like millions of other Peruvians who’d fled the violence unfolding in the countryside, we’d recently migrated to Lima from a town deep in the Andes. We all missed home. But at night it was Santos who always seemed most heartbroken. When I asked him why, he said that he no longer savored his food.

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Sleep With the Condors at This Peruvian Hotel Hanging Off a Cliff

There are few sights more majestic than watching the endangered Andean condor soar over Peru’s Sacred Valley along the Inca Road in southern Peru. And there’s a hotel that allows guests to do just that, while hanging off the side of a cliff 1,300 feet above the valley floor.

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