The Darien Gap: Travels in the Rainforest of Panama, by Mitchinson, Martin
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- ISBN: 9781550174212 | 1550174215
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 6/1/2008
Approaching South America from Panama's easternmost province, the Pan-American Highway bogs down in deep mud and ends completely at the edge of a thick wall of jungle. This is the storied "Darien Gap," sixty miles of stubborn rainforest and the only break in what would otherwise be an uninterrupted ribbon of road from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. It is one of the most dangerous places in the western world, a haven for Colombian guerillas and narco-traffickers, and a dense jungle replete with caimans, boa constrictors and jaguars.