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If Colombia Can Turn Itself Around, Is There Hope For Us?

Colombia tops a recent survey of happiest countries in the world. I took my teen bride there shortly after we were married to celebrate with her relatives in the mid-90s. The place was sketchy, but since Pablo Escobar had finally been killed, my in-laws gave the green light to travel there. The immediate family had avoided it during the Medellin Cartel’s reign of terror.

Kidnappings persisted, so eventually we halted our annual trips

Eventually they cleaned it up enough to top this list at least. We’ve resumed our regular visits.

For an excellent depiction of how it used to be, the tele-novela “Pablo Escobar: Patron Del Mal” is must see TV. Can the U.S. do the same?