The South American climate is influenced primarily by the South American Summer Monsoon (SASM), which operates on decadal cycles with intensities reliant on the position of the international tropical convergence zone (ITCZ) and solar insolation. I will present the results of a study on the fluctuations of South American climate that occurred during the penultimate glacial period using the analysis of stable carbon (δ13C) and oxygen (δ18O) isotopes from a Peruvian stalagmite. Based on uranium/thorium dating, the stalagmite grew between 122010 - 208738 years BP, during the glacial period MIS6. The analysis of stable carbon and oxygen isotopes can be used to determine the behavior of climate oscillators that influence the hydroclimate in the Peruvian Andes during the stalagmite growth period. δ18O values indicate precipitation and temperature patterns in the cave and δ13C values are influenced by the percolation of precipitation through the subsurface overlying the cave ceiling, where the concentration of residing carbon is correlated to the amount and type of the existing vegetation cover. Through the comparison of other climate proxies from existing research we observe the relationship between environmental conditions and stable isotopes. The stalagmite isotopic record shows the decoupling between carbon and oxygen values during the glacial period MIS 6, in which a gradual shift from wet to dry conditions occurs over a period of 13,000 years as explained by increasing δ18O values. We would expect δ13C values to show the same behavior, however, the values show a sharp increase followed by a gradual decrease, opposite of the oxygen record. As the climate crisis can bring great uncertainty, the study of paleoclimate can be used to predict how climate oscillators will change in response to global warming and ultimately affect the livelihoods of people.