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Latin -> General discussion / Re: two foreigners kidnapped in colombia
« Last post by Elexpatriado on April 07, 2021, 08:53:17 PM »
Lot safer places to hike...and I’ve heard more than one story like yours that didn’t end well. The borderline between some people’s bravery/indifference in the face of a completely avoidable risks blows my mind. Especially as an obviously white foreigner outside a major city in Latin America.


I was under protection. Like all the other mostly white Colombians  and the red headed gringo


You dont go there unless you are an invited guest by insiders


For an Alpinista Nevada Huilla is a spectacular objective. There is no other mountain like it in Colombia, for that matter, in South America North of Peru,


I want  go back some day and climb some of the other 3 peaks But not all at once like these guys did


https://www.elespectador.com/noticias/medio-ambiente/exploradores-ascienden-por-primera-vez-a-los-cuatro-picos-del-nevado-del-huila/

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Latin -> General discussion / Re: two foreigners kidnapped in colombia
« Last post by benjio on April 03, 2021, 06:54:57 PM »

I was about 30 Km from there last December climbing Nevada de Huila


The Guerrillas shook the guides down for some "Vacuna" when we hit the last village of Tacueyo coming out.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x21Y78v8E1c&ab_channel=AndresNavas%26BurroChiquito

Lot safer places to hike...and I’ve heard more than one story like yours that didn’t end well. The borderline between some people’s bravery/indifference in the face of a completely avoidable risks blows my mind. Especially as an obviously white foreigner outside a major city in Latin America.
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Latin -> General discussion / Re: two foreigners kidnapped in colombia
« Last post by Elexpatriado on April 03, 2021, 04:38:33 PM »
Yeah...I’m adventurous but there’s just some places I won’t go...even as a former local.


I was about 30 Km from there last December climbing Nevada de Huila


The Guerrillas shook the guides down for some "Vacuna" when we hit the last village of Tacueyo coming out.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x21Y78v8E1c&ab_channel=AndresNavas%26BurroChiquito
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Latin -> General discussion / Re: shoot-out in Poblado
« Last post by robert angel on March 23, 2021, 10:54:43 AM »
Massive increase in homicides across the USA in 2020. Hard to pin the blame on any one person or policy in a particular jurisdiction.

The pandemic shaped lots of trends in the last 12 months...hopefully the increase in homicides was a one-time blip and will start to trend down as we move back to "normal" life again.

We had two shootings again last night in our medium sized southern USA city, both in the same general area. I wasn't the least bit surprised. It was just a minor note on the 'news at noon' after a golf tournament story. They wouldn't have given it much more time if anyone had died-- just the customary "police are still investigating' and quickly showing  a telephone #, requesting tips, information.

Occasionally they'll show an interview with the victim's Mom, family, but rarely does the family reveal (even if they know) who the shooter/s were.

Then again, when a young white debutante (reputed to be involved with street drugs) from a prominent local family was shot and killed in a predominantly white neighborhood a few years back, that was ALL over the news for weeks.
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Latin -> General discussion / Re: shoot-out in Poblado
« Last post by Hector_Lavoe on March 23, 2021, 04:06:22 AM »
No loss to Houston.. Art Avocado ain't happy unless his fat mug is in front of a camera. He brought his Austin politics with him. Here to the west in San Antonio crime is up as well due to a feckless city administration who only seems to care about BLM and social justice chasing after "white privilege".... I'll be happy to get the f**k outta here in a year or two to retire in Colombia.

Massive increase in homicides across the USA in 2020. Hard to pin the blame on any one person or policy in a particular jurisdiction.

The pandemic shaped lots of trends in the last 12 months...hopefully the increase in homicides was a one-time blip and will start to trend down as we move back to "normal" life again.
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Latin -> General discussion / Re: shoot-out in Poblado
« Last post by mambocowboy on March 22, 2021, 07:51:24 PM »
well..I can se this site has been resurected again
Barely has a pulse
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Latin -> General discussion / Re: shoot-out in Poblado
« Last post by Elexpatriado on March 22, 2021, 04:28:15 PM »
well..I can se this site has been resurected again
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Latin -> General discussion / Re: shoot-out in Poblado
« Last post by cajunito on March 20, 2021, 09:13:07 AM »
I’m in Houston. Murder rate is way up. The chief of police is actually resigning and taking the same job in Miami!!! MIAMI!!!! I’ll take my chances in Poblado. I was there for almost a month late last year. Never heard a single gunshot. Walked around everywhere and felt completely safe. And the police I encountered greeted me instead of being interrogated for no f$cking reason.
No loss to Houston.. Art Avocado ain't happy unless his fat mug is in front of a camera. He brought his Austin politics with him. Here to the west in San Antonio crime is up as well due to a feckless city administration who only seems to care about BLM and social justice chasing after "white privilege".... I'll be happy to get the f**k outta here in a year or two to retire in Colombia.
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Latin -> General discussion / Re: shoot-out in Poblado
« Last post by Hector_Lavoe on March 16, 2021, 06:35:05 AM »
The link below is to a recent podcast on Colombia...the guy being interviewed is an American journalist who has been based in Colombia for 24 years.

He talks about 2020 as being one of the lowest for homicides for urban Colombia since the 70's. He contrasts that with recent spikes in violence in the rural countryside.


https://www.americasquarterly.org/article/aq-podcast-a-tale-of-two-colombias/

But yeah 2020 in the U.S. saw a rise in murders in most big cities. Colombia went in the opposite direction...homicide rate went down overall. 
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Latin -> General discussion / Re: shoot-out in Poblado
« Last post by benjio on March 15, 2021, 11:39:06 PM »
I’m in Houston. Murder rate is way up. The chief of police is actually resigning and taking the same job in Miami!!! MIAMI!!!! I’ll take my chances in Poblado. I was there for almost a month late last year. Never heard a single gunshot. Walked around everywhere and felt completely safe. And the police I encountered greeted me instead of being interrogated for no f$cking reason.
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