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    Senior Member lizzardo's Avatar
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    Also when booking airfare to curacao or bonaire - be aware that there are high airport taxes for those flight - check that before you book!

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    Senior Member rob o's Avatar
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    Anyone still interested in going? Read on....

    Colorado Rockies Player's Family Safe After Kidnapping

    Thursday, June 04, 2009


    DENVER The Colorado Rockies said catcher Yorvit Torrealba's 11-year-old son and his brother-in-law have been released after they were kidnapped in Venezuela.
    The Rockies said Thursday they were abducted by "unknown parties in exchange for ransom" but have been reunited safely with family.
    The club didn't say whether a ransom was paid or how they were released.
    Torrealba left the Rockies, who are playing in Houston, earlier this week to be with his family in Venezuela and work with police.
    Rockies club President Keli McGregor said the team is relieved by the outcome and is standing by Torrealba. He said Torrealba will rejoin the team "when the time is right."
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    Day Trip to Venenzuela

    Hi all

    Does anyone know about day trips to Venenzuela (sp)?

    Just thought it might be kinda cool to check it out since its so close.

    Thanks!

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    I would suggest not traveling to Venenzula. It is not safe. http://www.aruba.com/forum/f7/transp...enezuela-5783/
    Last edited by Liz - Aruba Lover; 07-12-2009 at 10:10 PM.


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    Not a good idea at the present time.

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    Agree....don't think of Venezuela at this time....not safe.
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    Even 10 yrs. ago a ? of safety, 16 yr. olds walking through Caracas with M16's over shoulders, not safe...

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    Straight from http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_p.../cis_1059.html

    THREATS TO SAFETY AND SECURITY:Violent crime in Venezuela is pervasive, both in the capital, Caracas, and in the interior. The country’s overall per capita murder rate is cited as one of the highest in the world, and Caracas was listed as the murder capital of the world in the September 2008 Foreign Policy magazine. Kidnapping is another serious concern. The Venezuelan National Counter Kidnapping Commission was created in 2006, and since then, official statistics have shown an alarming 78 percent increase in the number of reported kidnappings. Surveys show that the overwhelming majority of kidnappings are not reported to the police. Armed robberies take place throughout the city, including areas generally presumed safe and frequented by tourists. Well-armed criminal gangs operate widely, often setting up fake police checkpoints. Only a very small percentage of crimes result in trials and convictions.


    As beautiful as the country may be....I wouldn't chance it. US/Venezuelan relations arent exactly friendly in recent years.

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    Thanks everyone for the advice. We gladly will skip Venezuela. Any other ideas for day trips? Bonairre was pretty pricey for a flight.

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    Aruba is such a beautiful island, I can't imagine anyone wanting to take a day trip to another island or elsewhere. Just my $.02!!

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