Elżbieta Jodłowska – an ethnologist and researcher of the culture of the Indigenous Andean Quechua people – talks about the bogeyman figure of the ‘pishtaco’ in the Andes.
The Qhapaq Ñan (or Royal Road) covers almost the entire Andean region. What was the purpose of this Inca network of roads, bridges and tunnels?
The pishtaco – a seemingly mythical creature that lives among the Indigenous peoples of the Andes – has its origins in the real-life events of Spanish colonialism.
Inca customs around death and the afterlife not only involved mummification – they were also influenced by beliefs in the cult of the sun.
Lake Titicaca sits in the Andes, on the border of Peru and Bolivia. What significance does it hold for the Indigenous people who live on the lake?
Evo Morales rode a wave of popular support when he became the first Indigenous president of Bolivia in 2006. A decade later, his popularity is waning.
The Incan Empire was driven by many surprising yet successful ideas – such as managing a powerful political entity without a market economy.
The capital of Colombia has seen a revolution across the past few decades, as everyday life has become increasingly better for its inhabitants. This peaceful change has been led by the city’s mayors.