The Guardian | 9/27/2010 12:00:00 AM
Save the planet – a message from another world
September 27--The first member of a remote Colombian tribe ever to set foot in Britain brings a stark ecological warning
It would be easy to view Jacinto as a noble savage; an exotic being from a pristine indigenous culture still living in impenetrable pockets of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the highest coastal mountain range in the world. But this small, self-assured spokesman for the Kogi soon subverts that stereotype. As he answers my first question in fluent Spanish, he delves into one bag, extracts a camera and takes a photograph of me.
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