Hey, what gossip?? That's all old stuff. Get with the times.
According to a statistic from the New York Times, after years of violence, Medellin has become fairly safe: it has a crime rate lower than Washington D.C. And Bogota is as safe as New York.
For a more accurate picture: 

On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 10:11 PM, Alfred C Snider <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
The team from Colombia (the country) arrives at JFK at 5 AM on April 1. Anybody coming to Vermont that day should consider helping my amigos from Colombia. Their email is:
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Ana Maria Diez & Carlos Felipe Parra

They would love a ride. Don't believe the gossip about the country, these folks are cool. They have BP tournaments and have started their own league.

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