Month: April 2017

mexico-security

A Violent Turn for Mexico’s Ecatepec Suburb

A suburb of Mexico City is not a very likely place for cartel activity. Local governments have long been adamant about keeping large organized crime groups out of the country’s capital, and for a long time they were to some extent successful. Mexico went through major changes under former president Felipe Calderon. During his time […]

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The Current State of Venezuela

The thought of Venezuela being a safe and secure, law-abiding country is a distant dream these days. There is what seems to be a never-ending list of problems that are doing well to ensure years upon years of civil and governmental unrest in the country. If you are doing business in the country, there has […]

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El Salvador: Fast becoming SA’s central drug hub

El Salvador has lately become a key player in the drug smuggling industry that is being carried out by cartels both within and outside of the country. Due to the geographical location and relative ease at which smugglers can move within and through the country unhindered, El Salvador is becoming a popular hub for the […]

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Security Services Mexico News – Organised crime continues to fuel homicides in Mexico’s municipalities

Mexico’s efforts to fight organised crime in its most violent municipalities are yet to show tangible results six months later. Despite concerted efforts by the government to fight crime, homicide rates continue to rise. In the six months between September last year and February this year, there was an increase in homicides in 37 of […]

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Security Services Colombia News – Increasing crime levels in Colombia and the impact of the FARC Peace Process

Colombia, like many other Latin American countries, continues to experience a spike in violent crimes. The most worrying aspect of the whole scenario is the diminishing probability of culprits being punished. Most of the violence emanates from the fact is a hub for organised crime. Many officials feel that the increasing crime levels may have […]

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Security Services Ecuador News – Ecuador opposition presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso attacked

A football game attended by Ecuador’s opposition presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso in Quito was disrupted and as Lasso left the stadium together with his family, they were attacked by a mob. According to reports, the mob was armed with sticks, stones, bottles and knives. The leftist mob, described in some quarters as paid agitators, greeted […]

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