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Japanese, U.S. tourists report rapes in Argentina

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Part time tour guides to??? Hell?? What dirty bastards raping tourists!! Well raping anybody then killing the French women with a shot gun?? WTF?? RIP

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It's an unique culture; that's just the Argentinian way to say hello.

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Horrible stuff. If there's ANY good of it, and I don't mean that lightly, it's that people will hopefully be made not to trust private/part-time tour guides without clearly having them checked out first. Won't help those dead and injured, but hopefully it helps others. Glad at least some of them have been caught.

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The reports of raping are appearing almost regularly in different news papers and in electronic media throughout this planet. Though sad to think about the helpless condition of the victims, the ruling administration must chalk out some fruitful programs to avert such occurrences in future. The women travellers should also avoid those parts of this world, where the governments fail to give proper security for traveling.

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Argentina is an unsafe place though, I remember in Buenos Aires practically all stores were barred and even McDonald's had an armed cop. I'm a guy, so I wasn't too concerned about being raped, just concerned with getting robbed. Having to wear my backpack in reverse was something I had never had to do before. I would never recommend any of my friends to visit a 'large' city in Argentina, especially a female. :(

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the irony is, this japanese would arguably have been safer not hiring any tour guides. and if you're by yourself (the article leads one to believe) and a woman at a nightclub in a foreign country, odds are it ain't safe.

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It's not a good time to go to Argentina, right now. Just last week, I saw a video of a riot at a boxing match after the Argentinian boxer lost a match. And now, this?

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I would not recommend to visit Argentina these days, there is a lot of crime, and if you are not a local, you just don't know for sure how safe the place you're visiting is. Now, to clarify some facts, the Japanese tourist was asked by the part time "tourist guide" to get naked to cross a river, she was told that this was the indigenous people custom when crossing this "holy river", and she obliged !? She is 23 years old and very naive, the local guide is a lowlife piece of turd!! There not excuses ever to abuse a woman!! But you have to have common sense, when in Rome...be aware of the Romans!!!

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This probably happens often in a lot of countries. Argentina is getting targeted by the British owned AP because of the renewed Falklands spat. This is going to hurt Argentina's tourist industry.

Otherwise this article wouldn't be in the Headline News section.

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It is in the ehadline news section because Japanese woman was the victim. AP report these stories from all over - not to raise the stakes in the Falklands spat. Like many countries in S America and Africa, if you are not aware and act sensibly you can get into trouble.

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Argentina? Wouldn't surprise me. My friend was there backpacking and she got robbed twice. The second time she got punched on her stomach and dropped on her knees right before they left. She was lucky nothing worse happened.

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South and Central America are highest in the world for intended homicide too. Very dangerous lately. It pays to know about where you're going.

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NeverSubmit said:

This probably happens often in a lot of countries. Argentina is getting targeted by the British owned AP because of the renewed Falklands spat. This is going to hurt Argentina's tourist industry.

Otherwise this article wouldn't be in the Headline News section.

FAIL. AP is not a British company.

The Associated Press is an American news agency. The AP is a cooperative owned by its contributing newspapers, radio and television stations in the United States, which both contribute stories to the AP and use material written by its staff journalists. Many newspapers and broadcasters outside the United States are AP subscribers, paying a fee to use AP material without being contributing members of the cooperative.

(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Associated_Press )

If the story hurts Argentina's tourist industry, that's the fault of no one but Argentina. This article is in the healine section because: a.) JT is a subscriber to AP articles, and b.) the AP article involves a Japanese victim.

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P.S. Perhaps you're thinking of Reuters when you wanted to attribute this article to a British news service?

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