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Colombia’s Risky Peace Gambit

EP00643400In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Colombia was a global murder capital held hostage by warring drug cartels.

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, it looked like a potential failed state.

These days, it is described as “Latin America’s rising star,” “Latin America’s rising oil star,” “Latin America’s latest economic miracle,” “an economic powerhouse,” and “a magnet for foreign investment.”

The phrase, “Colombia, the only risk is wanting to stay” has echoed the world. And it is true.

I first met Colombia six years ago and married to a Colombian for seven years before that. My Colombian wife came to Costa Rica in 1999, we met, she stayed.

Before my first visit in 2007, I had planned – even had bought airfare on two occasions – to visit Colombia. But each time I stopped in Panama.

I have since divorced my Colombian wife, but I am in love with Colombia.

I now spend my time between Costa Rica and Colombia. I started this website last year to share my love for the country and am currently developing a number of websites and tours for anyone who wants to visit, learn and live in Colombia.

Enrico Cacciatore,
Editor @

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Written by Rico


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