Somewhere south of Lima, we stopped in Chincha, a place known for having a black population - one of Peru’s few black populations (a legacy of slavery). In this dusty city we found black dolls on sale in souvenir shops near the bus station.
Locals called black people “negritos” and advised us to avoid them.
“They like to rob foreigners,” they said.
Lucky for us, we only saw three black people that day.