Blackmania Follows Harper to South America

Sean Durkan
Published: Wednesday, 07/25/2007 12:00 am EDT

Even at an isolated cottage with no phone or web access, it was impossible to get away from the story of Conrad Black's conviction in Chicago and the ensuing storm of media coverage. Even if the headlines hadn't blared the story from the newspaper rack at the nearest general store, the gossip of the cottagers picking up provisions ensured the news filtered through.

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