As Colombia celebrates its bicentennial and freedom from Spain this year, it also celebrates a drastic transformation in safety, security and an increase in tourism. Colombia’s second largest city of Medellín has become a model of turnaround and now other cities are looking to its leaders to find a way to do the same. Once hailed the city with the highest murder rate in the world, it now has a lower homicide rate than the top 10 cities in the USA. The transformation in Medellín over the past 8 years has been dramatic and tourism has increased more than 70% as a result .
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