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