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Uruguay tells its citizens to avoid traveling to Baltimore

Uruguay issued a warning to its citizens early this week about traveling to the United States after two mass shootings killed more than 30 people.

The Latin American country also cited three cities citizens should avoid: Albuquerque, Detroit and Baltimore.


Uruguay's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the three cities are among the 20 most dangerous in the world and cited CEOWORLD magazine at its source.

Albuquerque has garnered national attention in recent years over its high auto theft rates and violent shootings.


Baltimore passed 200 homicides for the year last weekend. On July 27, President Donald Trump called U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings’ Baltimore district a “very dangerous & filthy place.” On Thursday, Trump said during a rally in Cincinnati that the homicide rate in Baltimore “is significantly higher than El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala.”

Uruguay advised its citizens to avoid U.S. theme parks, shopping centers, art festivals, religious activities and sporting events.

Albuquerque spokesman Matt Ross said it was absurd for Albuquerque to be cited.

Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry also issued a statement suggesting its citizens “postpone travel” to the U.S. in light of “hate crimes."