CRIME: In the capital city of Montevideo, petty street crimes, such as pickpocketing, purse-snatching, confrontational robberies, and thefts from unsecured automobiles, occur daily. Such crimes are usually non-violent, but the potential for violence exists if perpetrators are armed and victims resist. Potential thieves roam at all hours seeking “targets of opportunity” in the downtown areas of Montevideo such as Ciudad Vieja, Avenida 18 de Julio, Plaza Independencia, and the vicinity around the port. Visitors should avoid walking in those areas and use taxis when possible, especially at night. Victims are usually foreign tourists, individuals openly carrying valuable items, and motorists in unlocked vehicles stopped at busy intersections, particularly on Montevideo's riverfront road known as the Rambla. Drivers should keep all car doors locked, the driver's window open only one inch, and purses, bags, briefcases and other valuables out of sight on the floor or in the trunk. Parked cars, particularly in the Carrasco neighborhood, are also increasingly targeted for break-ins. During the summer months (December-March), beach resort areas such as Punta del Este attract tourists, and petty street crimes and residential burglaries--similar to those that occur in Montevideo--rise significantly. Visitors are advised to exercise common sense in the conduct of their activities around Montevideo and in Uruguayan resort areas. They should be very attentive to personal security and their surroundings in the aforementioned areas. On the next episode of The Amazing Race: Spoiler [size=+2]It Turned Ugly Just Now[/size] The teams travel from Uruguay to Argentina. One delayed Team gets angry, thinking another Team intentionally misled them with bad information. Frustration and fighting erupt when a Team switches Detour tasks halfway through. Will they fall far behind the other Teams? Tempers flare when an all-out sprint between two Teams leads to a standoff for a taxi. A Team member's strategic mistake leads to tense talk, testing that Team's relationship. Tivo Users: Instead of a season pass, set up a wishlist for Show Types/Game Show and "AMAZING RACE" and move it to the top of the priority list. To catch only the current race, set Show Type to First Run Only.