THE CARIBBEAN: Casuals of the Sea

Emilio Razzore had made his circus his life. Like his father and grandfather, who started the circus in Rio 112 years ago, he had toured the dusty towns and cities of South America and the Caribbean, with his five clowns, his dancing bears, and the chimpanzees that rode bicycles. He had tigers and monkeys, and trained dogs. Best of all, he had two beautiful acrobats: his daughter Dolinda and his niece Guillermina.

At 50, Emilio had decided that it was time to leave the circus and settle down. Colombia was the place he...

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