Colectivos

RWS

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"ghost" said:
Carry pepper spray. Done deal.
Is its use legal in Argentina? Are suppliers to be found in-country, or must one attempt to bring pepper spray from abroad?
 

ReemsterCARP

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The chances of getting kidnapped are so slim that I'd worry more about getting involved in an accident when traveling with a colectivo. And pepper spray won't help you in that situation.
 

Mike1

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"ReemsterCARP" said:
The chances of getting kidnapped are so slim that I'd worry more about getting involved in an accident when traveling with a colectivo. And pepper spray won't help you in that situation.
I agree, the chance of getting kidnapped is like 13 million to one. I drive outside of Capital and take colectivos or ride the trains on a regular basis. I haven't even been pick-pocketed or mugged or whatever walking home late at night and in the dark areas. I guess it's how you present yourself in public I'm always mistaken for a chorro, so not a problem here.
 

RWS

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Well, I don't look much like a chorro but, with one exception, I've never even felt threatened. And I walked away from that one exception instead of continuing through the neighborhood.
As I noted in another thread, I've not thought Bs.As. dangerous. The numerous comments otherwise make me wonder, though: after all, I've spent less than a year down there, in total and spread out over a dozen years or more, and other posters actually live there.
 
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