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U.S. State Dept recommends not to travel to Esmeraldas

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Hitch146
12/26/2018 22:48 EST

Hello I'm Bradford,
My Lady friend and I are scheduled to stay in Esmeraldas in late January. We just discovered that the U.S. State Dept. is saying that area is on the "do not travel list" to U.S. Citizens due to recent
violence against local citizens and military. Can anyone comment on whether we should be overly concerned when traveling to that area?
Thank You!

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NilesS
12/28/2018 00:59 EST

Take if for what it's worth. Our current Secretary of State believes in the "rapture" and plans on fighting holy wars until that actually happens. Everything else out of this regime is geared toward fear of "the other" (not white). So again, take it for what it's worth.

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MED13
12/28/2018 15:15 EST

I have not been there in 3 years but it's is a place to keep your head on swivel...good luck be safe

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Blueridgeboy1
1/2/2019 12:33 EST

I'm curious why you chose Esmeraldas for a visit? It is close to the jungle lairs of both drug processing and rebel armies. A center for drug and arms smuggling. Muggings and petty theft may be the least of your worries. So, what put this place on your list of places to vacation?

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ed1952e
1/2/2019 16:58 EST

my brother in law was and will soon be alcade in acatames. he prides himself and I have experienced the pride as to how safe his city is for their needed vacationers. I am American and have found the people to be gracious and protective there.

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Royboy
4/20/2019 22:34 EST

I lived in Esmeraldas for about a year, 4 years ago. It was very dangerous then. Worse now . San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas is a little further north. If youre feeling really lucky, head up there.

In all seriousness, you should make a point to stay away from there..

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Royboy
4/20/2019 22:34 EST

I lived in Esmeraldas for about a year, 4 years ago. It was very dangerous then. Worse now . San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas is a little further north. If youre feeling really lucky, head up there.

In all seriousness, you should make a point to stay away from there..

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