Latin America: Roaring Free Enterprise

Gaitan has made little headway in one part of Colombia—the country's roaring industrial frontier and rich coffee-growing uplands.

Colombia, says a local wag, appears to have suffered a stroke: all its activity is confined to its left side; the right is paralyzed. About 80% of the country's coffee, the bulk of its industry and gold mining, and Buenaventura, now Colombia's No. 1 port, are all west of the Magdalena River. The keys to the western development are the states of Antioquia and Caldas (see map), where in less than a century coffee bushes have...

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