Photos by Martin Mejia The tropical glaciers of South America are dying from soot and rising temperatures, threatening water supplies to communities that have depended on them for centuries. But experts say that the slow process measured in inches of glacial retreat per year also can lead to a sudden, dramatic tragedy.
Photos by Martin Mejia The 4 million alpacas that graze on the remote slopes of Peru’s southeastern Andes wear warm coats of a silky fiber highly sought in the United States, Europe and Asia.
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Photos by Martin Mejia Renato Nunez was looking for a fight after drinking seven bottles of beer with his friends.
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Photos by Martin Mejia Illegal logging persists unabated in this remote Amazon community where four indigenous leaders who resisted it were slain in September, and the fear remains palpable.
Photos by Martin Mejia Teresa de Jesus Tello never thought she would be incarcerated in a Peruvian prison at age 82.
Photos by Martin Mejia Thousands of people crowded into downtown Lima on Saturday to participate in a procession at the start of a five-day festival that carries a painting of the capital’s patron saint, the Lord of Miracles, on daily treks through the streets.