Afro-Latinos In the Andes: Afro-Latinos in the Andes

An Afro-Peruvian man dressed in a top-hat, shirt, tie and vest, stands in the doorway of a casino with a white-Peruvian supervisor observing.
Afro-Latinos in the Andes, Miraflores (Lima region), Peru

Claudio Martin, 37, right, works as a doorman at a casino. While race is used to exclude it is also used to symbolize servitude: Afro-Peruvian men are highly sought for jobs as doormen, under the belief that their skin color lends an aura of elegance to such occupations. Discrimination against blacks is strong hence job opportunities are limited.