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With apologies to every Hollywood drug movie from the past 30 years, Colombia is no longer Cocaine Capital. For years, the country suffered in the grips of cartels, narco-gangs and drug kingpins like Pablo Escobar, making it off-limits to tourists and even business travellers. But the bad old days are over – something the country’s tourism board is acknowledging with its official slogan, “The Only Risk Is Wanting to Stay.” With cartels neutralized and the streets safer, Canada has signed a billion-dollar- free-trade agreement with Colombia, and the tourists are flooding in.

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