Uruguay Warnings and Dangers

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Uruguay Warnings and Dangers

  • Toxics in Uruguay: Round up. Be careful

    If you travel to Colonia, Punta del Este or inside the country please ve careful. The local municipalities fumigate the squares of cities, towns and land with the deadly poison Round-up from Monsanto which has been marked by the EU as very dangerous to animals and humann's health as well. Uruguay's government like to call the country as "Uruguay...

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  • hole country

    i spent 3 months in uruguay and traveled to all 19 departments in the country, i can honestly say that the people there are unbelievably friendly and i didnt have any problems the entire time i was there however it pays to be careful and there are a few things to watch out for. Firstly i walked around the town at night all the time but was in a...

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  • Seasonal Travel-- not dangerous

    NOT A DANGER, JUST A HELPFUL HINT:I was in Uruguay during the off-season, in fact we were there at the tail end of their winter. The major tourist season is in the summer (January, remember we're in the southern hemisphere now). I had a wonderful time there in September, the weather was outstanding, but the cities were a little quiet-- which could...

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  • Slides

    If you are a big fan of slides or your kids like to go done slides make sure you inspect the slides first. I saw this one and all I could think is how could they think that is a good idea.

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  • Estancia de turismo : comment

    I hope someone from the office of the Ministry of Turism will read these lines one day.Among the estancias with the label "estancia de turismo", some are excellent, some are average, some are bad.The people we met are all, with no exception, very friendly, but some have no idea of what they do for their country.And it is not a matter of money to...

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  • Estancia de turismo : careful

    Be sure of what you are looking for when you book an estancia de turismo.Do you want : horse riding? nature? space? sharing country life ? talking to owners? sleeping? resting? reading? Bird watching? swimming pool? Make sure you know exactly what you expect before going. After 200 km of good road, 30 km of bad road, 15 km of path, 10 km of another...

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  • Uruguay might be the safest...

    Uruguay might be the safest place in the world. Even the worst neighborhood looks more like Mr. Roger's neighborhood than South-Central. Still, be safe. Don't carry a lot ofmoney in your pocket if you go to carnaval or any event with big crowds. The streets can be dangerous; be careful when crossing. Pedestrians are not respected. 2

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  • take care in buses, because...

    take care in buses, because the economic situation and unemployment is a bit high you could found some small robbery at buses or queuesFor more info:Montevideo Conventions and Visitors Bureauc/o Montevideo Area Chamber of Commerce110 N. 1st St. Suite 2Montevideo, MN 562651-800-269-5527If you find troubles with your spanish dont you doubt to contact...

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Comments (4)

  • briantravelman's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    Yes, I heard Uruguay is the safest country in South America, and one of the safest countries in the world. I am surprised to see any Warning and Danger tips here at all.

    • leics's Profile Photo
      Feb 28, 2014 at 11:12 AM

      There are warnings to be given and dangers to be pointed out everywhere in the world, Brian. The fact that you 'heard' Uruguay was the safest country in S America does not mean there are no dangers or warnings to be given about it. After all, if there were indeed none to be given then Uruguay would be...erm...Paradise? :-)

  • Dec 26, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    Yeah , that's because you never visit Sheriff Joe Arpaio facility , he probably never broke or violate any human rights... And we are talking about US soil , were we respect all rights...

  • Nov 27, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    YES, lonneranger1~ Travelers be CAREFUL: If you are accused, however falsely, of a crime you did not commit, do not expect a “habeas corpus” from the Uruguayan Justice Department. According to them, you are guilty until proven to be innocent. Your citizenship will not help.This means incarceration for months, even years, until the case is brought to court. A dear friend is now in a “maximum security prison" surrounded by drug addicts, murderers, etc. Their prisons are rated among the worst in regards of any respect for human rights. He was accused of a "finacial crime" because clerical error with ONE check. He hasn't been to trial, yet he was stripped of all human rights

  • Nov 26, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    wait until you commit a small and minor offense like crossing a red light or have a car accident. You can be place in jail for several months until the investigation takes place. Uruguayan law considers you guilty until proven innocent. They are careful with US citizens but one of my acquaintances from Colombia spend 3 months in jail after a car accident... and their jails violate all kind of human rights and they will place use with common criminal...enjoy! nice place Punat del Este but ride a taxi ...

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