Uruguay and Venezuela have issued travel warnings in response to the recent mass shootings in the U.S.
What We Know:
- The two South American countries released travel advisories after 31 people were killed in the U.S. over the weekend.
- Uruguay’s Office of Foreign Ministry advised citizens to “take precautions against growing indiscriminate violence, mostly for hate crimes, including racism and discrimination which cost the lives of more than 250 people in the first seven months of this year”.
- The statement also named Baltimore, Detroit, and Albuquerque as key areas to avoid. Those three are among the 20 most dangerous in the world according to the Ceoworld Magazine 2019 index.
- Nicolás Maduro, President of Venezuela tweeted, “We warn Venezuelans, living in or aiming to travel to the U.S., to be extra careful or to postpone their travel, given the recent proliferation of violent acts and hate crimes”.
RT @jaarreaza: COMMUNIQUÉ | We warn Venezuelans, living in or aiming to travel to the U.S., to be extra careful or to postpone their travel, given the recent proliferation of violent acts and hate crimes. pic.twitter.com/oxiIUGF9qY
— Nicolás Maduro (@maduro_en) August 5, 2019
- This advisory named additional cities to avoid, including “Cleveland, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; Baltimore, Maryland; St. Louis, Missouri; Oakland, California; Memphis, Tennessee; Birmingham, Alabama; Atlanta Georgia; Stockton, and Buffalo.”
- Amnesty International also released a travel advisory along the same lines.
The recent string of attacks has caused the world to take notice.