Colombia: The Unspoiled Speck

It is only a flyspeck island off the coast of Nicaragua, but last week the tiny Colombian colony of San Andrés was churning up tidal waves all the way back to Washington. More than 100 sporting types from New York had been flown down to the island by chartered plane as expenses-paid guests of the El Dorado Hotel. All they had to do was buy a few stacks of chips and give the hotel's casino a chance to win back the price of the junket. The trouble came when several guests tried to...