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The Outside Interview Ep 2 Aug 8, 2016

Jason Motlagh on the Darién Gap

Jason Motlagh talked to Chris Keyes about the risks and logistics of reporting from the the Darién Gap. (Carlos Villalon)
Darien Gap

Jason Motlagh and his crew were the first journalists in years to successfully cross the Darién Gap, a lawless, roadless jungle on the border of Colombia and Panama. Teeming with deadly snakes, drug traffickers, and antigovernment guerrillas, it has become a pathway for migrants whose desperation to reach the U.S. sends them on a perilous journey. He talks to Chris Keyes about the risks and logistics of the assignment, his motivations as a reporter, and the emotional toll of working in conflict zones.

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