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Buenos Aires is considered one of the safest capital cities in South America, though the major concern, as in most other Latin American cities, is petty crime. Thieves here are very, very good at what they do (George Bush's daughter had her purse stolen here, despite U.S. Secret Service protection at the time).

Be especially careful on the Subte, where crowds and numerous beggars, sellers and musicians make it easier for pickpockets. Neighborhoods to avoid walking alone in at night include La Boca, San Telmo, Congreso and Microcentro as well as the main train station in Retiro.

Here are some related tips to help plan your trip to Buenos Aires: Buenos Aires Neighborhoods ,

By Jessica McGovern
20 Aug 2010

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