When the coronavirus arrived in the spring, Yuqui fisherman Salomon Quispe was frightened. His wife had tuberculosis a few years before and was still in poor health. At 52 years old, Salomon Quispe himself was no longer as young as he once was, and he, too, felt at risk.
Quispe also worried that his village, Bia Recuaté, would be cut off from the outside world because of the pandemic. In fact, a little later, he and his wife were left with little to eat but fruits and roots. The virus had become an existential threat — both for the Quispes and for the small Indigenous population of the Yuquis.
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