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Risks in Cartagena

By Doyice Cotten

When one thinks of risks in Cartagena, or for that matter, anywhere in Columbia, one thinks of kidnapping, drugs, and murders. Certainly, there is that possibility; however, on a recent visit there, we found that Cartagena is perhaps the most beautiful city in all of Latin America (see Photo 1) and definitely safer than most. Columbia is winning the war against the cartels and drug lords. In most of the country kidnappings, drug wars, and such are way down and Columbia is becoming a good place to live and visit.