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Around Sapzurro and Capurganá, Colombia

Plastic chairs tied to carts pulled by donkeys, functioning as taxis. Music competing from multiple speakers in a mess of sound on Saturdays. Boats unloading a hundred Cuban refugees in the middle of the night. Colombia’s endemic and critically endangered Cotton-top tamarins jumping from tree to tree in unspoiled jungles. Villagers suspicious of strangers, still recovering from FARC but thriving in the cocaine trade– these are some of the unique characteristics of Colombia’s fisherman villages on the border of Panama.