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Mendoza’s microcentro has a misleading small-town atmosphere. Mendoza is Argentina’s fourth-largest city and suffers from a growing crime problem. During the day, most thefts are opportunistic. Tourists can easily avoid problems by staying alert and never leaving their possessions unattended. Watch for teenagers along the busy Peatonal Street and in Internet cafes.

At night, pickpocketing is quickly replaced by mugging. Reports of robberies at gun and knifepoint are not uncommon; however, Mendoza presents little danger to smart travelers who avoid dark streets and take a taxi when unsure of their location.

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10 May 2010

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