National Geographic : 1927 Oct
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Official Photograph, U. S. Army Air Corps PERUVIAN ARMY PLANES FLEW OUT TO WELCOME THE AMERICANS Leaving Paita, the American flyers turned the "shoulder," or westernmost point, of South America. On their way to Lima they suddenly passed from the equatorial rain belt into a dry, empty coastal country where no rain may fall for years. EASIER TO LOOK AT THAN TO LISTEN TO Bolivian Indians blowing their own horns at a fiesta in La Paz. The frequent holidays in Latin America, in honor of saints and patriots, independence days and battle anniversaries, provide the peon's only diversion. 470 "' "