Venezuela, Uruguay Issue Travel Warning Against Visiting U.S. Due To Shootings

The governments of Venezuela and Uruguay issued travel advisories about violence in the United State to their citizens.

Washington, DC – Two Latin American countries have issued travel alerts in the wake of mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, warning their citizens about violence in the United States.

Uruguay specifically suggested that travelers avoid Baltimore, Detroit, and Albuquerque, The Baltimore Sun reported.

The Foreign Ministry of Uruguay called those cities three of the 20 most dangerous cities in the world and cited CEOWORLD magazine as the source of its data.

The government of Uruguay also warned travelers about “the indiscriminate possession of firearms by the population” in the United States, and recommended that its citizens avoid U.S. theme parks, shopping centers, festivals, religious activities, and sporting events, The Washington Post reported.

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza recommended that its citizens “take extreme precautions or postpone their travels in the face of the proliferation of acts of violence and hate crimes.”

The Foreign Ministry took President Donald Trump to task in their statement.

“These growing acts of violence have found echo and sustenance in the speeches and actions impregnated with racial discrimination and hatred against migrant populations pronounced and executed from the supremacist elite that hold political power in Washington,” the Venezuela’s statement read.

There is speculation that both travel alerts are political maneuvers by governments who are displeased with this Presidential administration, The Washington Post reported.

Despite the widely-reported rhetoric from foreign ministers, both countries have bigger problems with crime and violence inside their own borders.

The U.S. Department of State gave Venezuela its highest travel advisory – Level 4 - in April, warning U.S. citizens not to travel there amidst civil unrest and after the arbitrary arrest of American citizens, WFSB reported.

A 2018 Gallup survey rated Venezuela the most dangerous country in the world for the second year in a row.

The United States raised Uruguay’s travel advisory to a Level 2 at the end of July due to their problems with violent crime, WFSB reported.

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LunaMay
LunaMay

As if Venezuela is the safest country lol. What a fucking joke

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

You know, even with the recent shootings, the US is still safer than Venezuela... Those in glass houses should definitely not be throwing any stones

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Do they even travel to the US from those places “legally”? I’m just kidding! Relax whiners. It definitely won’t hurt the US if “travelers” from this countries stop coming. In fact I believe we’d get along just fine if they stopped visiting for whatever reason. I’m just saying. As if we need visitors from there. We’ve got every other country waiting to get in.

MizzV
MizzV

It certainly doesn't hurt my feelings!

Love how these idiots blame the current POTUS, but wea silent during Odummers reign with some 44 mass shootings under his administration crickets

They're all hypocrite Socialists!

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Oh No! Not That!

DSmith2018
DSmith2018

Is this some sort of joke!!! Lol!!!!

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Maybe In away, this is good. Now only serious travelers, or people with a strong purpose to love and live in the US, people who will contribute to society and become respectable citizens will arrive? Instead of low life leaching hordes of people who will commit crimes, hurt other citizens and be a menace to society like a lot of other countries who’s criminals and scum flock to the US because it pays to be a criminal now. Heck, now a days, if you get arrested all you have to do is claim that you got “beaten up” or arrested “for no reason” or anything else to “minimize” the reason why you got in trouble, and then ABRACADABRA! your charges will get dropped, someone will start you a go fund me page, you’ll have parades down the street in your name called PROTESTS, governors and mayors will know your name, you’ll get interviewed by the news, people will have shirts with your face on it, people will walk and march around with signs of the last thing you said before you got beat up or died like “I can’t breathe” or some other excuse to make police look bad. Who knows, it’s just a thought. All in all, this country will soon go to shit section by section because the government and people in charge have their priorities mixed up. In stead of focusing on the crime that exists and how to deal with it, they do everything that the whining shit public does which is, Blame the police. Police have been police for decades, doing the same thing, catching criminals and keeping order. The only thing that changes is the tools you use and how police need to react. Look at football, when the game first started, they wore very little pads if any, and a leather light padded helmet. Fast forward til today, look at all the injuries and concussions and equipment today. The “speed” of the game has just evolved into what it is right now. People still play football, but now the players have different and better equipment to prevent such injuries.

checksix
checksix

Central and South American countries should issue the same warning to their "migrants".

Bigdaddydeuce
Bigdaddydeuce

Getting travel advice from Venezuela would be like getting advice from Mexico on how to deal with drug cartels, what a joke!

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Who cares what advice Venezuela offers us as they are not in the best position to be offering any country advice of any kind. Fix your own messes first.

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

Good!