Peru's shamans say 2017 will be a difficult year with continuous wars in the world, famine and turmoil in Venezuela and earthquakes in Chile. Subtitled Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
SUBTITLED ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION STORY: Peruvian shamans gathered in Lima on Thursday (December 29) to perform an end of the year ritual and tell the world what lies in store for them in 2017. Beating percussion instruments and chanting over pictures, the medicine men sang and danced on a sandy Lima beach. The rituals are an end of the year tradition and the shamans used the chance to look into the future, predicting that 2017 would be a turbulent year. One of the shamans, Juan Osco, said the administration of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump would fuel continued war in the world and an alliance between Washington and Israel. "We have seen that the entire world will not be content, will not be in peace, because there will be problems, especially in Donald Trump's administration. He has said he would get rid of the immigrants, the illegal ones, but I see him leaning more toward supporting Israel who he will favor. He will support other countries regarding conflicts. We do not want that. We want there to be peace," he said. Last year, the shamans predicted unnecessary attacks in France and throughout Europe, a year of struggle for Venezuelans under President Nicolas Maduro and economic growth for Argentina under Mauricio Macri. However, they also predicted the U.S. would lift its embargo on Cuba and that Trump would lose the election.