I have to say you one anecdote about a meeting between the president of ecuador and spanish prime minister.<quoted text>correct - don't go anywhere in S America without a local person to help you. Parts are like the Wild West but worse. Colombia managed a murder rate of 50,000 one year. do not EVER got to dodgy areas however "colourful" they are.
president of ecuador: What happenned?
spanish prime minister: has been a murder in a city.
President of ecuador: And what? In my country the murders aré commons everyday.
spanish prime minister: surprised, what? Sorry but maybe in your country is normal but in our country is not normal, Its a very serious issue.
Thats the two different views of two spanish speaking countries.