Jennie Erin Smith with guide Sergio Tamayo and a U.N. plane that had seen better days in Capurgana (photo: Jennie Erin Smith)
The Pan American highway doesn’t go all the way from South America to Canada without interruption. The road breaks in the dense forest between Panama and Columbia known as the Darien Gap. New Yorker correspondent Jennie Erin Smith visited this beautifully inaccessible region and brought back tales of tamarins and paramilitaries.
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