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Montevideo, November 15th 2018 - 17:33 UTC

Tag: Crime rate

  • Tuesday, February 20th 2018 - 09:48 UTC

    Brazilian Army law and order experience in Rio, is tempting other states

    The extraordinary move came after Rio’s governor asked for federal help following an exceptionally violent carnival season.

    Brazilian leaders said on Monday that the use of the military to combat rising violence in Rio de Janeiro could serve as a model for other violent areas of Brazil. The armed forces officially took over Rio’s police on Friday under a decree signed by president Michel Temer. The measure still requires congressional approval, and the lower house was to debate it late Monday.

  • Thursday, February 15th 2018 - 01:14 UTC

    United States Travel Advisory for Uruguay

    Thefts, burglaries and robberies are common in upscale residential neighborhoods as well, including Punta Carretas, Pocitos, and Carrasco.

    The United States Travel Advisory for Uruguay offered a not very encouraging description of the country for foreign visitors but anyhow is well distanced from most of the rest of Latin American, and neighbors.