i have lived in pannama now was 12 years in august .. married to a fantastic panamanian woman if i were not i would be living in colombia , i have been there 8 or 9 times never really had a problem. we had a home invasion here in panama when we lived in a small rural comunity , i was shot at 4 times . my wife had the middle finger of her left hand shot off when she grabbed the barrel of a 45 pointed at me. long story i will tell here someday . i consider colombia to be much safer than panama !!