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3 reasons why foreign security companies should hire a local strategic partner for Executive Protection in Latin America

It’s no mystery that security and specially risks are not the same in every country and even less in every continent. Latin America dominated global homicide and corruption ranking in 2018, fact which makes it a high risk level region for foreigners who travel there. Countries like Venezuela, El Salvador, Jamaica, Honduras, Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala and Brazil ranked with highest…

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How we manage cero risk events for our clients

The Client The CEO and his team (between 10 to 13 VIP executives) from an NGO of The United States. The client has visited Haití during the past 4 years. The Challenge The client is a big group of high level VIP foreign executives, who require permanent protection, daily previous risk analysis and security strategies. This requires a robust, efficient…

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Public Safety Levels of risk in Bogota, Colombia

    General security recommendations Bogota has a high risk of theft, street assaults, vehicle theft and residential robberies. There has been an increase of theft and street assault due to Venezuelans presence Most of these crimes are opportunistic; they happen in mass transit stations, some tourist areas and close to business locations The use of strong sedatives (scopolamine) to…

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Areas of public safety levels of risk in Quito, Ecuador

Quito as all capital cities of Latin America presents a high-risk level of public safety, for reasons such as an ample difference in economic and social levels among citizens. Citizens express a higher perception of insecure public safety (81%), with street robbery and drug trafficking with the highest rates. Quito is Ecuador’s most dangerous city and Guayaquil is second. At…

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How violence impacts economy in Central and South America

How violence impacts economy in Central and South America Countries that have suffered continuous wars or internal conflicts for many years are the ones which suffer a highest economic impact. It’s in these counties were goods don’t circulate because people don’t buy a lot of goods and services when at war, as resources are scarce. Spending behaviors change and citizens…

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Areas of public safety levels of risk in Lima, Peru

Lima as all capital cities of Latin America presents a high risk of safety level, for many reasons such as an ample difference in economic and social levels among citizens. Citizens express a higher perception of in secure public safety (81%), with street robbery and drug trafficking with the highest rates. At Travel Security Strategies, our main goal is your…

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Highest increase rate of foreign investment in Colombia since 2011: 68%

President Ivan Duque celebrates the increase of 68% of foreign investment in Colombia registered for this first trimester of 2019. The president assures that this is a sign of optimism and trust for the country. This positive result also favors the forecast of growth for Colombia. According to the last report of The World Bank: “Global /economic Forecast”, Colombia’s gross…

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What to expect from Latin American economy in 2019?

  After a chaotic and loud election year in 2018, Latin America faces a more optimistic economic forecast for 2019. Regional growth will increase in 2,3% (except for Venezuela). Let’s take a closer look at some specific situations: Chile Due to the backdrop of moderating global trade, economic activity may reduce speed. However, general expansion will remain strong thanks to…

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