Herding goats through the deserts of La Guajira is a common sight. But seeing them in the afternoon light crossing the Carisal plateau and accompanied by a Wayuu Indian girl is biblical. In this remote and exotic department of northern Colombia, goats are more than a source of food, they are part of the economic independence and prosperity of small communities and their extended families: “rancherias.” Goats are given as gifts during important ceremonial gatherings of the Wayuu, they are sacrificed at funerals and bartered to settle debts. 500 years after the Spanish conquest, the Wayuu continue with their way of life in La Guajira. Holding on to their language, traditions and beliefs, the Wayuu are the wanderers in the wind

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