Leticia is deep in the Amazon. A boat ride to Iquitos from Leticia is long and can be dangerous. It's less an area of FARC activity than simply deep rainforest, with all kind of dangers if one isn't careful to abide by safety precations or go with a guided tour. May he be found, or may he contact his family again asap.
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from the article: 23-year-old Israeli backpacker missing in South America