Medellin - from murder capital to urban renewal leader

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 10 Sep 2015 09:00 AM
Author: Anastasia Moloney - Latin American and Caribbean correspondent More news from our correspondents
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Huge gaps between the rich and poor, high levels of crime and social exclusion are a scourge most Latin American cities face.

To address such problems, Colombia's second city of Medellin has invested billions of dollars in the past decade on social development projects and urban renewal.