- Colombia, meanwhile, has improved so dramatically over the same period of time that it’s hardly even recognizable anymore...
Colombia's scenery is spectacular, its literary and arts scene world class, its biodiversity unmatched by any nation on earth. While it still has a moderately high crime rate in some areas, the homicide rate is now as low as Portland, Oregon's. It's almost as if whatever dark force consumed Colombia for so many decades picked up and moved to the country next door.
- Encyclopedic article on Colombia at Wikipedia