"It's not easy to catch a condor", Americo Waman said. He leaned in closer and his voice fell to a whisper. "You have to pay the Apus (Andean Gods) with incense, a coca seed, and a piece of llama heart. You must ask the mountains if you can borrow the angel of the cordillera for the fiesta. If you go with faith you will catch the condor in a few days. If not, it will take months, or you may never catch the Apu Condor."

In the Peruvian pueblo of Coyllurqui, a...
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