COLOMBIA: Go-Ahead for C.V.C.

The Cauca River rises in the mountains of southern Colombia, foams furiously down their steep slopes, then runs placidly northward through a balmy (average temperature 78°), verdant valley. The Cauca Valley, twelve miles wide and 125 miles long, is the country's most bounteous food producer—bananas, sugar, potatoes, coffee, rice, beef, milk. Its center is the warmhearted city of Cali, whose 500.000 inhabitants manage to combine plenty of industrial zip (in tires, leather, drugs, textiles) with a pleasant, semitropical way of life that still reserves the time from noon to 2:30 for lunch...

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