Most dangerous cities and countries in the world of 2011
Most dangerous cities and countries in the world of 2011 for tourists.
10 Most Dangerous Countries Of 2011
There is no government and war chiefs, who more or less rule in a mafia style are running the country.
Yes there is a war going on, it would appear to be more dangerous than Somalia, but it is occupied by USA troops which stabilizes the country.
3. Cote d'Ivoire - The situation: (Ivory Coast)
The 2010–2011 Ivorian crisis is an ongoing political crisis in Cote d'oeuvre which began after Laurent Gbagbo, the President of Cote d'oeuvre since 2000, claimed he had won the Ivorian election of 2010, the first election in the country in 10 years. The opposition candidate, Alas sane Attars, and a number of countries, organizations and leaders worldwide claimed Attars had won the election. Why it is dangerous? It is dangerous for any white skinned person because Gbagbo wants to gag the media, and outside world from knowing what he is doing inside the country. By default, any white person in the country resembles the people he wants to keep quiet.
4. Mexican Drug Wars
This coupled with the institutionalize corruption in Mexico and the country can be dangerous. People tend to believe they can go drinking and they are not involved and they accidentally enter the wrong situation, and Mexico is good at keeping the tourist unaware of the real situation on the ground.
5. Democratic Republic of the Congo
Generally an overly corrupt country, and there is the ability of travelers to accidentally talk politics or give personal opinions that scare the powers that be. Corruption normally collects money from Traveler in the form of road blocks, then when the person rejects, it can escalate to death, or just disappearing. There are thousands of people in the world that disappear, and nobody knows.
In the narco-trafficking regions of the country, this is a no man land, a place where outsider are not wanted. Colombia presently has a new wave of naive tourist who believe a whole country can be good. There are always pockets of danger, and if the traveler decides the whole country is OK foolishly, this is the recipe for danger. If a travelers went directly south from Bogotá to Leticia by land, he or she is in a dangerous area.
7. Dominican Republic
There is mass sex tourism in this country, the local gangs and the non Dominican Republic are entering into competition for business This coupled with the amount of sex tourism leads to real danger. This is almost exclusively in the area of sex tourism, such as Sosua. I was there last year, in the one month I was there, 4-6 gringo were killed. The Dominican Republic press and tourist industry hide the truth from the world.
Relief workers are bound and determine to mingle and try to fix a country that is not broken. This "I have the Answers NGO mentality" put this type of people in harms ways as they are working on the Earthquake disaster solutions. Note, the underdeveloped countries really do bite the hand that feeds them, giving to country does not create appreciation, it creates shame.
9. Niger, West Africa - Sub Sahara
Is having Islamic kidnapping gang problem in this country, and bleeds over into Mali and Burkina Faso. The French government has stated that French Citizens should leave.
10. Sudan, East Africa
This region of Africa, the Sudan / Chad area is unpredictable, there is an anti-Israel, anti anybody that supports Israel sentiment. A person can be mistaken easily of being involved as a political stakeholder working against one of the local leaders. Sudan, Chad, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger are all areas where being Christian and from the USA could be question mark in the minds of locals. Generally, the locars are going to be excited and happy to meet you. However, the one in 50 could be radically opposed to your presence.
10 Most Dangerous Cities in the World in 2011
1. Bogota, Colombia
While security in Colombia has improved significantly in recent years, violence by narco-terrorist groups continues to affect some rural areas as well as the capital city, Bogota. In August 2010, a car bomb exploded outside the Caracol radio station in Bogota and in October, Colombian authorities claimed that they had foiled another car bomb attack directed at the National Administrative Center in Bogota. Some criminal organizations continue to kidnap and hold civilians for ransom or as political bargaining chips.
2. Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
There were around 1,400 murders in the city in 2008 and over 2,500 drug-related deaths over the same period in 2010. Public life is almost paralyzed out of fear of being hit by a stray bullet or kidnapped.
3. St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis top the list of the most dangerous city in America, beating Camden, Detroit and New Orleans, last year’s most dangerous cities. After first being pronaunced ‘America’s Most Dangerous City’ in 2006 and coming in second place in 2009, St. Louis has once again reached the top. St. Louis had 2,070.1 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, compared with a national average of 429.4. Overall, east St. Louis city is the area of nearly 65% of the crime.
4. Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Despite the governmental changes that occurred in 2004, Port-au-Prince, the capital and largest city of Haiti, still regularly sees violent o utbreaks and demonstrations. There is no real police force that keeps the violence under control in the city and the entire country and many towns in Haiti are literally controlled by criminals. Furthermore, while a U.N. force has provided assistance to police in the country since 2004, their presence does not guarantee absolute security for visitors or residents. Haiti is among the four most important countries for drug transit to the U.S. Kidnapping, murders, death threats, drug-related shootouts, car-jacking, armed robberies and home break-ins are common in Port-au-Prince.
5. Mogadishu, Somalia
In August and September of 2010, terrorists launched a military offensive attack against the Transitional Federal Government and African Union. In August, a roadside bomb exploded and damaged three civilian minibuses killing nine people and wounding 25, and in September, two suicide bombers killed themselves in an attack on Mogadishu airport. Murder, kidnapping, illegal roadblocks, banditry, and other violent incidents and threats to American citizens and other foreigners can occur in Mogadishu, as well as in any region of Somalia. Unpredictable armed conflicts among rival militias are prevalent in and around the city. Terrorist attacks, cross-border warring and brutal, violent street crime wrack the country on a daily basis.
6. Caracas, Venezuela
The murder rate in the capital of Venezuela is said to be among the highest in the world, with much of that violence being related to drug trafficking and resulting from the fact that the country is located between the U.S. and Columbia. Armed robberies are common in the city, even in areas presumed safe and visited by tourists. Express kidnappings, in which victims are seized in an attempt to get quick cash in exchange for their release, are a problem. Even worse, police investigations into kidnappings have revealed that police officers are often involved. Crime is even rampant at the airport, which itself is said to be rife with corruption. And of course, pickpockets, hotel thieves, scammers and grifters abound.
7. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
If you decide to travel there, you are at a greater risk of violent crimes such as rape and robbery. Also, carjackings, stoning of vehicles, pickpockets, armed robberies are problems in and around the city. Visiting unguarded public sites such as golf courses, beaches, parks or cemeteries can be dangerous for visitors. Even public transportation is dangerous, making car rental the safest way to get around the country. Beside the criminal, Papua New Guinea is in an active seismic zone: tsunamis, earthquakes and landslides can occur.
8. Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
The city has undergone very destructive warfare since the 1990s, when the Russian army demolished much of the city. Gangsters, mob and corruption create problems for little remaining authority. Organized Crime is rampant. Political and criminal murder, as well as rape rates, are very high and kidnappings are a serious issue. Some destroyed buildings are being rebuilt, but many continue to live without electricity or water.
9. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
If you decide to travel to the Dominican Republic this year, you should strongly consider leaving valuable property at home. Crime continues to be a big problem throughout the Dominican Republic. While mugging and pick pocketing are the most common crimes against tourists, reports of violence against both locals and foreigners are growing and reports of car theft have increased.
10. Muzaffarabad, Kashmir, Pakistan
Kashmir is thought by many academics to be the place where the next nuclear holocaust will occur. The region is divided among 3 countries (India, Pakistan and China) in a territorial dispute. These 3 countries are Nuclear armed states, and the tension in Kashmir has resulted in nuclear brinkmanship between Pakistan and India on several occasions. Organised crime in Pakistan include drug trafficking, forged Indian currency printing, extortion, murder for hire and fraud. Furthermore, other criminal operations engage in human trafficking, black marketeering, corruption, political violence, abduction, terrorism etc.
Publicado em 23/03/2011