We get these State Department warnings directly every day at our office, by the dozens. I would not take them out of context. There is barely a Country on earth that hasn't got some kind of warning about it. If we followed all of them, over time, we'd never leave home... in pre-9/11 times or now. For sure, there are obvious places to avoid... in the context of Caribbean Cruising, Cartagena, Colombia rises quickly to the top of the list.