Excerpt: “In order to determine these rankings, data was pulled from the Global Peace Index, an annual analysis of safety and security from the Institute for Economics and Peace.
For reference, the United States is currently ranked 129 of 163 countries.
These are the top five safest countries in Latin America for travelers right now:
Panama is another one of the safest countries in Latin America. It comes in at 61 on the Global Peace Index, and it’s the safest country in Central America after Costa Rica.
Travelers in Panama will discover a country full of contrasts and diversity. In Panama City, you’ll find glitzy high-rises alongside a historic colonial old town. The San Blas Islands are a tropical paradise, while the Panama Canal is an architectural marvel.