In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we visit an infamous break in the road that links North and South America. The Darién Gap has been in and out the news for more than 100 years—and for good reason. This stretch of jungle has been a magnet for adventure junkies, but also is the site of a growing humanitarian and migration crisis.
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