Hello from the Atlanta airport. Regular posting will resume soon. In the meantime, enjoy this quick passenger’s-window view of downtown San JosÃ© del Guaviare.
The capital of Guaviare department about 200 miles south of BogotÃ¡, San JosÃ© has about 40,000 people in the town center and 60,000 throughout the Connecticut-sized municipality (county) of the same name. The town has grown rapidly over the past 15 years or so, due to coca, cattle ranching, and massive displacement from more remote areas.
And this is what it looks like from out the window of a pickup truck: