Monday, January 23, 2012

Traveler's Alert: Large Numbers of Patrons Armed in Venezuelan Nightclubs, Discos

After a number of unpleasant, dangerous and avoidable incidents in Venezuelan nightclubs and discos, largely because of poor police oversight, our readers are cautioned that a large number of patrons of such establishments are carrying loaded firearms. Such establishments also regularly attract local hoodlums and criminals.

Unfortunately, guns and alcohol never mix well in any situation. Consequently, visitors to Venezuela are urged to be cautious in clubs, particularly when testosterone levels rise and when personal honor and "face" becomes more important than prudence.

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