I recently was amazed to hear that that a friend was considering retirement in Medellín, Colombia, which I’ve thought of more as a retirement spot for drug lords.
With people in Colombia celebrating the possible end of their 52-year civil war — which has left 220,000 people dead and more than five million uprooted — “is it correct to argue that the world is, on balance, becoming safer?” asks The New York Times.
Here are the responses to that question, from four experts.
Meanwhile, UNICEF reports that there are nearly 50 million “uprooted” children around the world, who have been forcibly displaced from their home countries by war, violence or persecution.
Back to retiring in Colombia, Investopedia quotes International Living magazine as saying you can “live a dignified lifestyle [in Colombia] on Social Security and a luxury lifestyle on just a bit more.”
Colombia is number six on International Living’s list of the world’s best places to retire in 2016.