My Fellow Americans: Charles Guelperin, Santero

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

Listen: <b>Web Extra:</b> Charles Guelperin Describes His Journey from Argentina to L.A.

Shrine inside the Botanica el Congo Manuel

Shrine inside the Botanica el Congo Manuel Shereen Meraji, NPR hide caption

itoggle caption Shereen Meraji, NPR

Day to Day producer Shereen Meraji profiles Charles Guelperin, a Santero priest who gives spiritual advice and sells mystical candles and oils from his Los Angeles botanica. The story is part of the Day to Day occasional series "My Fellow Americans" — audio portraits capturing the quietly extraordinary lives of everyday people.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.