Band Members in Tumbaco, Ecuador, Project Mi Barrio, Not so long ago, Tumbaco and the surrounding neighborhoods were nothing more than agriculture fields. Despite the exponential growth and the rise of fast-food joints and global pop culture, parts of this area maintain the qualities of a small agricultural pueblo.
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Blood, Sweat and Jaguars, During the fiestas of Santa Cruz in Acatlán, Mexico, people participate in ritual fights. They maintain the ancient tradition of fighting in jaguar masks. This is a pre-Columbian tradition in which the blood and sweat that fall to the ground are an offering to earth. In return they ask for rain.