Safest South American Destinations? https://i0.wp.com/www.chooseadventurebook.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Safest-Countries-in-South-America-to-Visit-Machu-Pichu-Peru-1024x683-1.jpg?fit=1024%2C683&ssl=1 1024 683 Greg Ellifritz https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/e0796fbe64c5c54764b80b72b3148061?s=96&d=mm&r=g
The article below has a lot of good information.
Safest countries in South America to visit: 6 places to travel stress-free
I’ve personally traveled to all of the countries (and most of the sites/cities listed as well) and generally agree with their assessment.
With that said, I would exercise caution in two places mentioned. The first is Buenos Aires, Argentina. It’s a big city in a country suffering an economic collapse. While most areas are probably OK, I’m hesitant to give the entire city a “safe” rating.
The second is Ciudad del Este in Paraguay. On the border of three countries, this city has a lot of drug trafficking, human trafficking, and stolen goods. Be exceptionally careful here.