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Hoping for miracles, Peru turns purple

Donning royal purple robes trimmed with white rope, Cristian Montesa waits expectantly to bear his load of the Lord of Miracles litter on his shoulders. “It’s a mental, spiritual, and...

In Peru, cockfighting is more than just a sport

The air was thick with poultry blood and feathers as two cocks thrashed wings and spurs. “This is an animal of metal,” said breeder Cecil Sarfaty, eyes fixed on the...