Ecuadorean village rings in new year with devil dance

Dolores Ochoa / Associated Press

Dressed for the traditional New Year’s festival known as “La Diablada,” a participant strikes a pose in Pillaro, Ecuador, Friday.

QUITO, Ecuador — Revelers in the Ecuadorean village of Pillaro are ringing in the new year with a unique Latin American tradition: Dancing through the streets wearing giant devil masks with protruding horns and angry grimaces.