Bogotá, 1998. It was another bummer of a Valentine's Day. In Colombia the lovers' holiday is known as the Day of Love and Friendship, and though it falls in October rather than February, the end result is likely to be as disappointing as Uncle Sam's celebration of the saint of sweet nothings. High expectations lead to broken hearts. In the first flush of infatuation, I bought tickets for my beau and myself to see a salsa concert featuring the legendary Puerto Rican showmen El Gran Combo and their compatriot Victor Manuelle, a popular upstart all the newspapers in the city insisted on calling the... More >>>