Crime & Safety, Safety

What to do if arrested in Buenos Aires

By | March 22, 2011 | Leave a comment

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  Most travelers are in search of fun and adventure while traveling throughout Argentina. But what are you to do if your adventures lead to a sticky legal situation? We sat down with Dr. Gastón M. Marano, from MGR Legal Consultants (a local firm specializing in international disputes here in Buenos Aires) and asked him […]

Crime & Safety, Safety

Buenos Aires Tourist Scams and Crime

By | December 17, 2010 | 13 comments

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Petty Crime in Buenos Aires and Techniques for Avoiding It. Be Aware, not Scared Yes, it’s true. Like any big city, Buenos Aires has its fair share of thieves (ladrones), punks (pendejos) and silk tongue sweet talkers (chamuyeros) looking for opportunities to take advantage of the unsuspecting traveler, tourist or local alike. Overall, Buenos Aires […]

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Taxi Scams

By | May 24, 2010 | 9 comments

In Buenos Aires, it is almost impossible to avoid taking a taxi at some point during your stay. Actually, you will probably be using them quite often. The subte (subway) and colectivos (buses) are  more economical options and can be quite efficient. But who really feels like waiting 20 minutes for the 60 line after […]