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A Terrifying Journey Through the World's Most Dangerous Jungle

A Terrifying Journey Through the World's Most Dangerous Jungle

The Darién Gap is a lawless wilderness on the border of Colombia and Panama, teeming with everything from deadly snakes to antigovernment guerrillas. The region also sees a flow of migrants from Cuba, Africa, and Asia, whose desperation sends them on perilous journeys to the U.S. Jason Motlagh plunged in, risking robbery, kidnapping, and death to document one of the world’s most harrowing treks.

Crossing the Darien Gap

Crossing the Darien Gap

This clip is a preview of an hour-long film that Australian newsmagazine Dateline will air on September 6 on Jason Motlagh's expedition through the Darien Gap, using footage shot by Motlagh and videographer Roger Arnold.

The Land No Man Would Claim

The Land No Man Would Claim

An excerpt from Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies examines the spaces between borders

Central America

Central America

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Cay Party

Cay Party

What do the world's most rejuvenating island escapes have in common? Empty sand, lonely surf, and new adventures of the strangest kind.

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