Using maracas, coca leaves and a hallucinogenic brew, a group of Peruvian shamans has determined that Mr Obama will be re-elected on Tuesday.
Wearing traditional Andean dress, the group of 12 medicine men and women gathered on Monday at the top of Lima’s San Cristobal hill for a ceremony.
They burned incense and rubbed a poster of Mr Obama with flowers and the common rue plant, which is supposed to bring good luck.
They also assaulted a poster of Mr Romney with maracas and a sword.
“The apus (gods of the hills in indigenous mythology) tell us Obama will be re-elected,” predicted Juan Osco, known as the Shaman of the Andes.
The shamans sang, whistled and danced in a circle for journalists, who came and went as the ceremony continued.
They also chewed coca leaves, a traditional ceremonial and medicinal plant since Inca times that helps fight altitude sickness. …