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Safety in BA - Valuable camera?

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Unfortunately, I have to post very bad news:

http://www.buenosairesherald.com/article/92213/tourist-stabbed-to-death-in-retiro-neighbourhood

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/1447068-lo-matan-para-robarle-una-camara-en-plaza-san-martin

http://www.clarin.com/policiales/Retiro-turista_asesinado-asalto_0_642535915.html

The news reports on this crime indicate the criminal/s were trying to steal a tourist's camera, in the area of the Plaza San Martín.

In this forum, we have often suggested not carrying valuable photographic equipment and, obviously, not resisting a robbery attempt.

While in my scant 71 years as a "porteño" I have never had a security problem, after this I hate to admit that it could be because I'm NOT an obvious target.

Even though, as far as I can remember, this is the first time an attempted robbery of a tourist's possessions leads to murder and only a minimal percentage of tourists have security problems of any kind, I cannot blame foreigners for wondering how safe it is to come here.

I'll report any further news here.

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