It's something we don't want to think about when we're making our traavel plans, but personal security and safety is a huge issue and needs to be addressed. How to Avoid a Kidnapping
(Latin business Chronicle): "Today it is estimated that over 50 percent of all kidnappings throughout the world occur in Latin America."
Mexico has become the number one kidnapping locale, but Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru are also experiencing a rise in kidnapping. The author of this article suggests some tips and saety practices that hold good for travel anywhere.
Become aware of the Safety Issues. Do your best to practice the safety recommendations and include them as you Plan Your Trip to South America.