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Bolivia: Dance of the Devils by Karla Gachet & Ivan Kashinsky (43 images)

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"Jallalla maestritos!" - "Jallalla," they all respond.

In complete darkness, illuminated only with the lights on our helmets, I was chewing coca leaves with five miners and a devil made of clay, better known as Uncle Lucas. In front of him, coca leaves, alcohol, cigarettes and llama fetuses had been left as offerings. One by one, the miners told horror stories of the apparitions of the Uncle of the mine while they passed around a small plastic bottle of...
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