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Tuesday, June 19

NY Times Lake Titicaca Journal: On a Lily Pad, Life Is Lush, but Watch Your Step: "The ancient Uros had their own vision of themselves; they believed that they were something other than human. As their legends have it, the Uros existed before the sun did, have black blood and are invulnerable to drowning. Anthropologists say there are no pure Uros anymore. Over the centuries, they intermarried with neighboring Aymara and Quechua Indians, and the Uro language is just about dead." Foreign correspondent writes from exotic locations in far-away land. No hard news, just a view of the lake and its people.



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