Different pieces of news have varied descriptions of the injury. All agree the femoral vein was damaged. All the surgeries tried unsuccessfully to bypass and/or repair the Artery . The Leg had to be amputated below the knee.
For a detailed Medical Report contact Hospital Argerich.
I used to carry a notarizedcopy of my dni ( now I remember) and my osde card!
Now ( since last 12 months) I carry original dni ( i believe its v easy to get a new one now days - if lost) ; my credit card ( also easy to get a new one these days) plus my osde card ( also easy to get a new one these days plus 50 usd of pesos in cash
Malmo in Sweden is on the list of most violent cities in the world. Because of the more and more frequent gang rapes on Swedish festivals, the first women music festival was held in Gothenburg last year. In Copenhagen center(Denmark) half an hour from Malmo, polishelikopters were in the air all last year, because of the gang wars. Twenty people in the neighbourhood, were I stayed, were shot dead in one year and ten of them had nothing to do with the gang wars. Just being on the wrong place, the wrong time.
When I am here, I live in San Telmo. I bike home from milongas late at night almost every night and have experienced nothing violent what so ever. I feel much safer here than in Scandinavia. I can understand that the economic crise makes people angry. I feel very sad about the Swedish tourist, but I am also amazed that Argentinians do coop with the situation so quietly in general.
The BA Herald reports the incident occurred at the intersection of Tacuari and Venezuela, which they characterize as Monserrat. I had always thought that area was San Telmo, but maybe not. At any rate, I used to live not far from there, and its not the best area.
My remarks were about many unsafe actions taken by tourists in BA..
Avoid walking around at midnight, Avoid flashing a cell phone on the street at night, never wrestle with the assailants weapon. Surrender your valuables promptly.
It was mentioned that when the tourist pushed the robbers loaded arm downwards the trigger was pulled accidentally, without being purposely pulled by the robber? Hence the bullet traveled in a downwards trajectory to hit him on the right thigh. This fact doesn't make the robber lest guilty of the outcome.