I wouldn't venture out too far, it's always been a gritty town. My last time there was around 2 years ago. The FA was a complete idiot (go figure)and decided to be a tourist. She walked through some side streets with a giant camera hanging around her neck and was trying to find a historic religious statue. She said people were yelling at her as she was walking down some empty streets. She came across 2 masked police officers arresting some dude on the sidewalk and apparently she thought that would make an excellent photo opportunity. The cops grabbed her camera and deleted the pics then told her to leave. She's lucky they didn't take her camera.
I just stayed at the hotel bar.