More countries warn about the “dangers” of coming to Argentina
Argentina, February 15, 2012
The problems that Argentina has recently with the security were brought to light more strongly after the murders of foreign tourists, such as the case of the French girls in Salta and the French tourist in the city of Buenos Aires.
In this regard, countries increasingly alert their citizens who decide to travel to Argentina. Countries like France, Spain, Germany, Great Britain, USA and Brazil are some of the examples that are concerned about the problem and warn their citizens about the “dangers” of traveling to the country.
The French case
France is the one that has suffered most recently the insecurity, following the murder of tourists in Salta and the photographer in the Plaza San Martin in Buenos Aires.
The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Gallic country made a report which says that “the overall level of crime remains high” and links it to drug addicts that do not measure the consequences”. They also noted the high rate of deaths from traffic accidents.
With regard to the City of Buenos Aires in France stressed that “is strongly discouraged travel around the Constitution stations (area of prostitution) and Retiro (near the villa 31) at night”. On the other hand, recommend that in case of suffering an assault you “should not resist the aggressor and have always some money to give it in case there is any kind of aggression”.
The echo in the European Union
In the European Union, is being introduced the feeling of insecurity that countries have about Argentina. The warnings came to Germany and Spain.
In the Germanic country, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs argues that “there was an increase in crime” adding “the criminals are usually armed and not shrink back to violence”. On the other hand it adds that there is a “large number of false money”.
Meanwhile in Spain, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation has also warned their citizens, saying that “the official statistics and, especially, the media reflect a significant level of crime” adding that “there are areas to be avoided” as the Greater Buenos Aires and “villas miseria”.
They also advised to avoid taking taxis on the street, saying “it is safer to order them from the hotel or by calling a radio taxi service”.
Insecurity seen by Great Britain
For its part, Britain stands out not only by noting that the problem of insecurity is severe, but also to warn British tourists on “increasing numbers of protests and demonstrations against British interests”.
They also added that “despite a strong recovery, economic and political crisis of 2001 left its mark, especially in increasing inequality and poverty,” and his advises to “avoid isolated or poorly lit areas at night”.
The United Kingdom also drew attention to those who wish to rent a car, go with caution due to the number of accidents.
U.S. and Brazil
The Bureau of Consular Affairs of the United States notes that tourists should be alert about rising traffic accidents, the demonstrations and illegal trafficking in the Triple Frontier.
Vehicle circulation is also displayed as a serious problem. “The drivers in Argentina tend to be aggressive, especially in Buenos Aires, and often ignore traffic rules” adding: “The vehicles often travel at excessive speeds.”
Finally, Brazil, with an average of 1000 million people per year who visit Argentina, gave some recommendations and warnings to travel to the neighboring country. The Consulate General of Brazil in Buenos Aires recommend to “avoid walking on streets or deserted places at night,” and also did not recommend to “take taxis on the street” but ask for a radio taxi or remise.