Manuel Quispe, owner of the indigenous clothing shop, Colors, in Saraguro, Ecuador, explains to us about some of the items they sell, particularly their handcrafted traditional necklaces.
Dreamcatchers are a type of talisman that are thought to ward off bad energy while retaining the good. Jorge Musuña, who makes them for a living in Otavalo, Ecuador, talks to us about their many sizes and varieties and their process of creation.
With the Spaniards' arrival to Tenochtitlán, Mexican culture as we know it began to emerge with their racial, cultural and spiritual merging with the diverse pre-Hispanic inhabitants of those lands. The Concheros dances about which native Mexican, Alfredo Martinez, speaks to us, are just one representation of this fusion.
Located in the popular La Candelaria neighborhood, the Chorro de Quevedo Plaza is one of Bogota, Colombia's most renowned tourist attractions and according to one theory, the site of the founding of the city itself. Tourists and locals alike flock there for both its historic and current significance, many hoping to try the famous "chicha," an indigenous fermented corn drink.