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Old 01-10-2012, 04:31 PM
 
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Bogota, Caracas
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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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.
WHY????? Do they do this to strangers or for some type of revenge????

To be honest, after reading this thread....why would anyone of sound mind want to go to these places???
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:51 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.
Hahaha. What???? Medellin? I walk all around. Never had a problem. Even in Periodista o Bolivar past midnight. Those people out in Poblado want you to think that. I feel much more comfortable in Medellin than in Houston.
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:55 PM
 
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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.
Most violence occurs in las colonias. Nothing is gonna happen to you. Poblado? Why not just stay in the US?
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:25 PM
 
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What cities would you say are dangerous?

The large cities of Columbia
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Highest city murder rates (per 100,000) in Latin America.

1. Ciudad Juarez, Mexico : 229
2. San Pedro, Honduras: 125
3. Caracas, Venezuela: 118.6
4. Chihuaha, Mexico: 113
5. Tegucigalpa, Honduras: 108.9
6. Ciudad de Guatemala: 106
7. Mazatlan, Mexico: 88.1
8. Culiacan, Mexico: 87.8
9. Medellin, Colombia: 87.4
10. San Salvador, El Salvador: 82.9

The rest of the list is here:

Especiales - Ciudades violentas de Latinoamrica
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Highest city murder rates (per 100,000) in Latin America.

1. Ciudad Juarez, Mexico : 229
2. San Pedro, Honduras: 125
3. Caracas, Venezuela: 118.6
4. Chihuaha, Mexico: 113
5. Tegucigalpa, Honduras: 108.9
6. Ciudad de Guatemala: 106
7. Mazatlan, Mexico: 88.1
8. Culiacan, Mexico: 87.8
9. Medellin, Colombia: 87.4
10. San Salvador, El Salvador: 82.9

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Especiales - Ciudades violentas de Latinoamrica

wow, new orleans is the 22th most dangerous city in the world? and Detroit 39? and washington is there too?
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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WHY????? Do they do this to strangers or for some type of revenge????

To be honest, after reading this thread....why would anyone of sound mind want to go to these places???
There are plenty of safe and interesting places to visit in Latin America. Don't listen to Mr. Kurtz. He is an angry, negative, bitter man.

Colombia is NOT as bad as he says. Cartagena, in the historic old city, is VERY safe. I've been there (among other places) and "lived" to tell about it.

I am not saying go wondering off into remote rural areas alone or the darkest, most dast dangerous corners of Medellin. With proper research & info, you can have a fun and safe trip.
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:57 AM
 
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Venezuela's homicide rate is the highest in South America:

netglobers.com/south-america/venezuela-s-homicide-rate-is-the-highest-in-south-america--30904.html]

Latin Americans Least Likely to Feel Safe Walking Alone at Night:

gallup.com/poll/144083/latin-americans-least-likely-feel-safe-walking-alone.aspx
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:51 PM
 
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The large cities of Columbia
Where is Columbia? I have neve heard of that country.
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