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Granada is one of the oldest cities in the Western hemisphere, and has a colorful if sometimes heartbreaking history.

Spared much of the damage that affected other areas of the country during upheavals in the last century, the town is a lynchpin for the country's hopes of drawing more tourism to the region. Much of the historic downtown has been refurbished, an international poetry festival started a couple years back, and internet cafes dot the streetscape. Houses are very colorful, and neighbors often hang out on their porches at night - no locked doors here.

The contrasts on view in Granada - the richest city in a country often devastatingly poor - are many.

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