Peru’s Cocaine Runways

Photos by Rodrigo Abd It happens about four times a day, right under the nose of Peru’s military: A small single-engine plane drops onto a dirt airstrip in the world’s No. 1 coca-growing valley, delivers a bundle of cash, picks up more than 300 kilos of cocaine and flies to Bolivia.

Peru Anti-Mining Farmers

Photos by Rodrigo Abd A respite imposed by martial law after nearly two months of violent anti-mining protests has sent farmers in a fertile coastal valley of southern Peru back to their fields.

Peru Unearthing the Bodies

Photos by Rodrigo Abd This remote hamlet on fertile Andean slopes beside the Apurimac river has been a ghost town for three decades, inhabited only by the buried bodies of villagers slain by security forces who considered them rebel sympathizers.

Worldview: Peru Daily Life

Photos by Rodrigo Abd For today’s installment of AP’s Daily Life series, we feature the South American country of Peru and the work of Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Rodrigo Abd.

Game Day: USA vs. Belgium

As U.S. World Cup fans grapple with their 2-1 loss to Belgium, we’ve decided to spread some visual cheer with an extraordinary set of photos by Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Rodrigo Abd, who roamed the streets of Brazil and captured everything from frenzied fans as they made their way to the stadium before the match, to the spectator nuances ofContinue reading “Game Day: USA vs. Belgium”