Elsewhere (Part Five): South America

I know very little about the history of South America although, unlike most of the other continents, I have actually been there. I briefly touched the tip of Columbia many years ago, wandering around on an excursion from a cruise ship like most of the drunken tourists, dreaming in the back of our minds of scoring some high quality cocaine. Of course we knew nothing of the nation, nor even the spot were we let off upon…