Since the beginning of the pandemic, the most neglected sectors were affected. The informal economy stopped and had to reinvent itself. Unemployment increased and education became a challenge: in places where the internet does not reach, teachers gave homework and exercises so that students can continue studying. Juan Manuel de Rosas, Salta, Argentina.
In Puerta de Hierro, Province of Buenos Aires, Father “Tano” works day by day to improve the living conditions of the most vulnerable and marginalized sectors. Fighting addiction to cocaine base paste (paco) takes time and commitment. One of the devices created by Father Tano is the “Grandparents´ home“. There, volunteers work daily to care […]
“El Colte” is located between the towns of Cachi and Seclantas, in the Argentine province of Salta. It is also known as the “Way of the Craftsmen“. By the roadside, Noemi Pastrana works skeins. Farmer and shepherdess, she discovered the beauty of wool by shearing sheep. Noemi´s curiosity led her to learn the craft of […]
The disorder caused by the use of cocaine base pasted is a public health problem due to its incidence, resistance to treatment and to be consumed more and more at an early age. In contexts of marginality, the use of paco is linked to the mitigation of pain, absences and emotional deficiencies. Living on the […]
The Pachamama Offering Ceremonies are held during the month of August. It is one of the most important rituals in the Andean world. The ceremonies of offerings are rituals of ancestral origin, part of a system of reciprocity. The purpose is to give back to Mother Earth what she has given. The offerings to Mother […]
In the highest mountain range of los Andes in Cachi, the Tolaba family still preserve their ranch, cattle and traditions. After eight hours ascending through the mountains, with donkeys transporting provisions, we arrived at the house of Don Justo and Doña Mercedes, with the imposing snowfalls as provincial witnesses of a way of life that […]
Thanks to the work and effort of the Andean Condor Conservation Project, hundreds of the world’s largest flying bird were reinserted into their respective habitats, after being assisted and cured. The project always emphasizes the importance of its two wings: scientific and spiritual. The condor is a scavenger and due to its diet, toxic baits […]