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Wish I had read it before going
on 12 February 2016
This a real primer on Colombia. Topics are covered from a semi-academic standpoint, then anchored with the author's personal anecdotes and observations. I liked this format and was impressed with the ground covered in such a short book: the political scene, anthropology, the plight of the indigenous, cocaine, la violencia, the weather, the food and Colombia's prospects all get a good look-in, among others. The Kindle edition's footnotes (which cause you to lose your place) and the left-wing gloss that pervades the book are its only detractors.