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Colombia seeks to expand big bump in tourism

Monday, November 12, 2018

Colombia's trade ministry says more than 3 million visitors came to the country last year, a 200 percent jump since 2006, as more American and international tourists are making it a destination.

Interest in Colombia’s history as the one-time capital of the international drug trade still runs high.

Though Colombians may bristle at their country's reputation — Javier Bardem recently told NBC News that residents asked him not to glamorize ’80s drug kingpin Pablo Escobar in a recent movie — the reality is that stories like Escobar's still draw tourists.