Monday, January 25, 2016
Outlook for extortion threats in Central America and Mexico.
Protection rackets and extortion threats have become generalised in areas controlled by criminal groups in Central America and Mexico. Business operations requiring logistic and transport routes that expose personnel to illicit checkpoints, kidnapping or death threats, are prone to comply with demands for protection money. Corruption and generally weak law enforcement capabilities render states incapable of pre-empting these threats in most business environments, particularly in the manufacturing and natural resource sectors.