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Safety in Uruguay?

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Safety in Uruguay?

I've read several postings about problems with street crime in Uruguay, especially in Montevideo. Does anyone out there know if this is alarmist or if there is a genuine crime problem in the streets of the cities in Uruguay? My wife and I are planning a to spend a few days in Montevideo and Colonia before going on to Buenos Aires. Should we skip Uruguay and head streit for B.A.? We are experienced travelers but do not want to visit a place where we fear for our safety. Any current info. is greatly appreciated. Thanks,


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1. Re: Safety in Uruguay?

You have information about Montevideo´s crime rate and not about the one in Buenos Aires? In Montevideo there are some dark steets in the old town you should avoid at nights, because there are homeless people, as in any big city. The pedestrian street near there are very nice in summer nights on week-ends, with lots of bars with tables on the sidewalk. Other places you might go by cab from the hotel(restaurantes, theatre, etc)can be really nice with nice, fine people. Avoid the Cerro, the nicest view of the town is sorrounded by poor neighbourhood which could be a problem (regular city tours don´t go there anymore)

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