The New York Times | 9/20/2010 12:00:00 AM
On the Colombian Coast, Natural Beauty, Gritty Charm
September 20--It's not called the Parque de Los Novios — Park of the Newlyweds — for nothing.
Yet this square in the center of Santa Marta, a port city along the Caribbean coast of Colombia, was not always a streetlamp-lighted refuge of romance. Just a few years back, the park was a tumbledown area trafficked mostly by prostitutes and petty criminals.
Read more here.
Semana International delivers news about Colombia in English. Find more in our home.