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These Bolivian activists put a traditional Andean skirt on a statue of Queen Isabella I to protest the colonization and genocide of Indigenous populations.

Colombia’s President, Ivan Duque, said it is the first Category 5 – the most serious of hurricanes – to hit the Andean nation in its history.

"Andean rivers harbor a process that shapes the lives of millions: transforming mountain rubble into the building blocks of ecosystems...And yet...are increasingly targeted for dams & developments which disrupt the very traits that make them valuable."

The 3 Types of Andean Meat You Must Try in Peru: If you are a meat lover and visit Peru without trying a good cuy chactado, llama charqui or alpaca anticuchos, then you have sinned! La entrada The 3 Types of Andean Meat You Must Try in Peru se public..

Police and protesters continued to face off in Lima after the head of Peru's Congress was sworn in as the Andean nation's president. Get more news from around the world:

Police and protesters continued to face off in Lima after the head of Peru's Congress was sworn in as the Andean nation's president. Watch more videos from Sky News here:

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Feminists in Bolivia dressed a statue of Spain's Queen Isabella — who funded Christopher Columbus — in traditional Indigenous clothes to protest colonialism and European standards of beauty: "Colonization was a genocide." "Our icon, as Andean women, is a woman in a [pollera]."

RARE SIGHTING: Park rangers in Peru spotted an Andean bear prowling the slopes near Machu Picchu, which has been closed to tourists due to COVID-19.⁣ ⁣ Andean bears, also known as spectacled bears, are the only species of bears found in South America.

RARE SIGHTING: Park rangers in Peru spotted an Andean bear prowling the slopes near Machu Picchu, which has been closed to tourists due to COVID-19.⁣ ⁣ Andean bears, also known as spectacled bears, are the only species of bears found in South America.

A hillside collapsed on top of a bridge in northern Peru, Thursday, December 19, sending the bridge plummeting into the raging river below after heavy rains over the past few days have swollen rivers across the Andean nation. (Reuters)

Climate change is the major cause of the decline of Andean glaciers. But air pollution also plays its part. Reducing wildfires & emissions from industries & agriculture can help save these giant water reservoirs. #WorldEnvironmentDay  #BeatAirPollution 

@USCG  annually interdicts several hundred metric tons of deadly cocaine shipments—that originate in the Andean countries & are trafficked through countries like Venezuela... 1/2

Bolivia´s famous Andean music group WARA sings Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite song. Deep love for Bapu is reflected in the rendition, using local traditional musical instruments and wonderful backgrounds. #Gandhi150 

Some of the priceless artifacts in Brazil's National Museum include the oldest human remains ever found in Brazil, the largest meteorite ever found in Brazil, mummified Andean skeletons, and ancient Egyptian items. A huge fire engulfed the museum overnight

British conservation charity says record-breaking temperatures encouraged a rare flock of Andean flamingos to lay eggs for the first time since 2003.

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