A continent with beautiful women, a wonderful culture and both amazing natural and man made sights. Nevertheless what most people forget is that the travel shows on TV from which you have seen never show the slums of millions of extremely poor people living just outside the cities.
Do not think South America is a safe place for you and your buddies to get laid by some sexy Latinos, it is stricken with crime and poverty.
Maybe you could do something about it.
Tourist: 'Hey man! you wanna go walk around the slums and pick up some girls?'
Local: 'No, it can be very dangerous for tourists there. Even in the better off places, watch your pockets. South America's poverty isn't shown in the lime light very often'