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Old 01-08-2012, 05:48 PM
 
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What about the Latin Caribbean? Santo Domingo? San Juan? Port Au Prince?
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:02 PM
 
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Any city between Mexico and Colombia.
Colombia USED to be dangerous before Uribe. Now, it is not bad at all.
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:05 PM
 
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San Jose is like Disneyland compared to many large US cities like DC, Oakland, Miami, Houston, Detroit, Atlanta, etc. I lived there for awhile and nothing EVER happened. I walked around alone all the time. Medellin? Really? I think it is time to upadate some ideas....... Alvaro Uribe completely changed that country.
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:14 PM
 
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medellin is still pretty dangerous. has a higher murder rate than any US city, for example. but very heavy police presence in the heavily trafficked areas. even if you go yer walkin around centro at midnight you'll see police with automatic rifles patrolling the streets all over, which is very comforting. still, best to take a taxi even if you're only going a few blocks if there isn't a lot of foot traffic between point a and point b.
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:17 PM
 
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I'm guessing Tijuana, Mexico and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico are the worst. And if you consider them part of Latin America, Kingston, Jamaica and Port au Prince, Haiti seem to have a LOT of drug-related violence. I wonder if they ever caught that druglord in Jamaica, there was like a full scale war in Kingston and it just fell out of the news.
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:22 PM
 
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tijuana is relatively safe. actually if you talk to recent arrivals in the city you'll find a lot of them are fleeing from chihuahua and other more dangerous parts of mexico.
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:52 AM
 
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Colombia - No Question. Colombians will open your mouth, with a mechanical device, like The Claw used by firemen, and unravel a poisonous Snake down your throat. You die in minutes, because they Snake will bite your insides, of your stomach. Very painful indeed.
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:23 AM
 
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I would say Chilean cities and cities in Uruguay are mostly on par with American cities, some even ahead than cities like Detroit, Baltimore, etc. Argentina isn't far behind that.

Also I believe Ecuadorian cities for the most part, while worse than the U.S., aren't particularly too bad.

You have obviously never been to Argentina because it is the safest place in South America by a long shot, there is a cop on every corner or so it seems.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:32 PM
 
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medellin is still pretty dangerous. has a higher murder rate than any US city, for example. but very heavy police presence in the heavily trafficked areas. even if you go yer walkin around centro at midnight you'll see police with automatic rifles patrolling the streets all over, which is very comforting. still, best to take a taxi even if you're only going a few blocks if there isn't a lot of foot traffic between point a and point b.
Correct, Medellin and most Colombian cities are far more dangerous than any American city. Sometimes people get a false sense of security but I lived there and know hundreads of locals who tell me what is still going on there. One American even told me recently that he found Colombia safer than Miami... I guess they were reading these boards

If there are crowds in Medellin, that's not a problem but some streets can get very lonely at night

El Centro has always been dangerous even before the drug war because it is surrounded by very poor neighborhoods and many homeless live there. Tourists should really stick to El Poblado at night and still use a lot of common sense. I do like the centro during the day though.

I would also advise to always walk in pairs or groups If you are a woman, never walk alone. Scopolamine has been used there forever to rob people and even to rape women.

Well I guess I'm not a good embassador of my own country.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:57 PM
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What about the Latin Caribbean? Santo Domingo? San Juan? Port Au Prince?
Port-au-Prince was recently considered to be the kidnapping capital of the world. I think that answers your question.
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