Colombia is one of Latin America’s oldest countries, its history dating back to the late fifteenth century. It famously became somewhat of a failed state from the 1960s to the early twenty first century due to civil war and a systemic breakdown of the rule of law. In recent years, however, peace has come back and the country has performed a spectacular turnaround into sustained growth. Immigration-wise, Colombia is more difficult than its neighbors but still relatively easy especially for those earning decent incomes. Taxation is a major shortcoming, however, with rates similar to that of many European countries. Where Colombia is particularly attractive is as an investment destination. Its growing economy provides countless opportunities for the emerging market investor.