You should not believe everything you read in the media, Colombia is possibly now the most organized and secure country in Latin America. Colombia has seen a incredible growth in GDP and living standard for it citizens over the last decade. Huge infrastructure projects have been and are being completed everywhere. It can hardly be called a 3rd world country any more – maybe 2nd world if that term exists and its a country full of paradoxes from super modern cities to Colonial villages where life have stood still for centuries. In the past decade under the last couple presidents, the country has seen enormous changes. The right wing paramilitary has for the most part laid down their weapons and the left-wing guerrillas FARC has signed a peace treaty negotiated in Cuba ending decades of unrest and resulting in president Santos receiving the Nobel peace prize.