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Watch 'In the Americas' -- 'Peru: People of the Altiplano'

"Peru: People of the Altiplano" will be available online until April 6, 2016.

Plot synopsis:


Indians outnumber non-Indians in the Peruvian highlands. Many of them, in cities such as Ayacucho, Huancavelica and Huancayo, and hosts of villages, continue to farm and produce handicrafts much as their ancestors did hundreds of years ago. Now they use cell phones and the Internet, but their native dress and languages, and their nearness to the soil help them maintain their identity as a people apart.

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