Bring Colombia to life
Tom Feiling, well known writer and journalist, travels the breadth and length of Colombia to show a vivid picture of one of the most traduce as well as one of the least understood nations in the world. The government of Colombia claims that they have won their war on terror.
The FARC guerrillas have been forced back into the remotest forests and mountains. The rates of murder and kidnapping are a fraction of what they were earlier in 90s. For the very first time in twenty years, people of Colombia feel safe to tour between the top cities in the country, and to invest in the country instead of outside the country.
Long stated as a near narco state, the tourist board of the country now assures travelers that 'Colombia es pasion', and now the only risk is that they would want to stay in this country. Most of this alteration of fortune is down to the former president Alvaro Uribe, the man who stood down in the year 2010 after 8 years in power.
His big heart policies hit a populist chord along with the people of the country desperate to live free from the threat of robbery, kidnap and extortion. Some say that he restored the name of the proud country.
However, his critics say that he is actually an American stooge democratic security policies were cover for collusion with paramilitary death squads and drugs traffickers.