efe-epaLa Cumbre, Bolivia

An Andean ritual on a Bolivian mountain on Monday welcomed a new season of food sowing and fertility of Pachamama or Mother Earth and asked the "apus" or mountain deities to expel COVID-19 from the country.

The apacheta or offering point at La Cumbre, near La Paz, was the place chosen for the ritual in which the acting deputy minister of decolonization, Leonardo Montaño, participated with a group of mostly indigenous people. EFE-EPA