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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.

Jason Motlagh
Jul 19, 2016

What It's Like to Cross 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.

Jul 18, 2016

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Greg Melville
Mar 1, 2011

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.

Steven Rinella, Kyle Dickman, Sam Moulton, Elizabeth Hightower Allen, James Sturz, Bonnie Tsui, John Bradley, Kate Siber, The Editors, and Riley Blanton
Oct 4, 2010