by Pierre Philippe
Central America: Panama may be the best; Equator: High risk of becoming an hostage; Costa Rica: I was told that a national could take you house if you are abscent for too long! Brazil may be ok but I rather prefer Chile. Argentina: unsecurity growing; all Africa: I would not take a single chance.
Finally South East Asia is the best place if you can handle the climate. For me the best place is the USA, Georgia or Central Florida, but for a French National the entry fees is about 1Mio$, so I am in France much cheaper but lousy weather.