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

An Afro-Ecuadorian man operates a small motor-powered boat while another removes water that has leaked into the boat, as a female passenger sits quietly.
Afro-Latinos in the Andes, La Alegria, Ecuador

Jose Castillo, 17, left, navigates the boat as his father Vicente Castillo, 68, bails out leaking water. Justiña Ayovi, 58, is a passenger. The Castillos use the boat as a taxi to service communities along the Santiago and Cayapas Rivers.