U.S. Embassy warns tourists after eight men died in Medellín in two months, often after meeting women on dating apps
Updated Jan. 20, 2024 1:12 am ET
Medellín, Colombia’s second-largest city, has been transformed into a tourist hot spot. PHOTO: ALAMY STOCK PHOTO
BOGOTÁ, Colombia—Minnesota comedian Tou Ger Xiong had fallen in love with the expat lifestyle in the vibrant Colombian city of Medellín: stock trading by day, fine dining and dance clubs by night.
He was one of a rising number of Americans and foreign nationals who began flocking to the country after the Covid-19 pandemic, some on new digital nomad visas introduced to help spur a growing startup scene.
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