Your foreign ministry singled out Baltimore, Albuquerque and Detroit because they are ranked among the 20 most dangerous cities in the world by Ceoworld Magazine. How that magazine derives its rankings, we don’t know, though it is worth noting that Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, which also warned against travel to Baltimore, is the most dangerous city in the world, according to the magazine. (Seven of the 20 most dangerous cities are in Brazil; the others are scattered across the globe.) Our State Department recently increased its warning to Americans who travel to Uruguay, saying that “violent crimes, such as homicides, armed robberies, carjacking and thefts have increased throughout the country and occur in urban areas ... day and night. Criminals commonly travel in pairs on motorcycles to approach unsuspecting victims with a weapon and demand personal belongings. Armed criminals also target grocery stores, restaurants, financial centers, and small businesses, in which innocent bystanders are often victimized." We suspect that description encapsulates the reality of Uruguay no better than Ceoworld Magazine’s ranking reflects the true experience of living in and visiting Baltimore.