Month: January 2018

Security for 2018 World Cup Russia

International sporting events always pose a significant security threat, and none more so than this years FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.  With President Putin looking set to be re-elected in March 2018, the tournament could face it’s toughest security challenges yet. Russia, and the Putin administration in particular have often courted controversy, and this […]

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When Will It End? Venezuela’s Maduro Administration Strengthens Criminal Ties

As Venezuela’s political, economic and social crisis deepened in 2017, the country once again became a major player in organised crime in the Americas.  President Nicolás Maduro and his administration appear to have failed to weaken either the epidemic of organised crime or international drug trafficking that is overrunning the nation. Drugs from Colombia continue to […]

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US Issues DO NOT TRAVEL Warnings For Mexican States

Black Mountain Solutions have recently been made aware that the US authorities have issued new security warnings for individuals travelling to several Latin American countries.  On the 10th January, a statement on the US State Department’s online information platform for travel, announced a new four-level system for describing security conditions in foreign countries.  Advisories were also […]

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Violent Attacks In Colombia After ELN Ceasefire, Cast Doubt On Peace Agreement

January 9th marked the end of a three-month temporary ceasefire between the Colombian Government and the National Liberation Army, the countries largest active guerrilla group.  Black Mountain Solutions were disappointed to hear that multiple attacks have occurred since then, including the killing of a soldier and the bombing of a pipeline, casting serious doubts over […]

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