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Urban War in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  There are several aspects that can define the chaos of public safety in Brazil, especially Rio de Janeiro as an urban war. The actual government has to face this war as a priority for 2019 by providing the police force with legal and institutional protection, safety equipment, and recognition from society and technological innovation, among others. There are three…

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As dissidents from FARC increase, how is Colombian national security affected?

In December 2018, there were three official reports about numbers for FARC dissidents and the expansion of this guerrilla group in Colombia, and they all conclude that this guerrilla group is getting bigger. According to one of this reports, between 2500 and 3000 dissidents from the FARC group abandoned the peace process and are now part of this new group…

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¿Why can organized crime increase in 2019?

All tendencies point towards a strengthening of organized crime for this year, because even though governments have reinforced their laws and strengthened their police operations, criminals adjust easily to changes and take advantage of new gaps and opportunities. There are 4 main reasons for this future scenery: Repetitive answers from national governments towards organized crime In most countries of Latin-America…

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2018 Homicide rates in Latin America and The Caribbean

Due to a diverse political and social climate in all of South America and The Caribean in 2018, homicide rates have increased in many countries of the region: Venezuela’s  and Nicaragua’s crisis, a peace process in Colombia and new uncertain governments of Brazil and Mexico, among others

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15 countries in Central and Latin America got highest corruption rates in 2018

The last report evaluated corruption and transparency in the public sector.   The evaluation was applied in 180 countries around the world around the world and the punctuation goes from 0(most corrupt) to 100(Least corrupt). This report was made by the German Organization: International Transparency. The winners were New Zeeland, Denmark and Finland and the losers were Somalia, Sudan and Siria.…

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Country Risk Level Forecast Maps for 2019

Middle East and North Africa appear as the countries with higher risk levels for travelers in 2019. This high-risk level appears also through North and Central Africa. Some of the key aspects at risk in these regions are: environmental and medical risks. These challenges seem normal in areas with high presence of diseases and poor access to medical facilities and medications. Other…

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9 steps to create a successful Corporate EP Strategy

Executive Protection seems to almost always be implemented without a strategy, so a definite template or draft to follow doesn’t really exist. This doesn’t mean that having a previous EP Strategy isn’t important. Planning for personal protection can guarantee the life of the principal. The following steps can be very useful for corporations and security companies to follow a secure Executive…

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How to stay safe in 6 spectacular destinations in Latin America

Machu Pichu, Peru 8,000 feet above sea level, so there is a high risk of altitude sickness. Coca tea will help to adjust. Avoid drinking water from rivers or falls along trails without a purifying pill Stay against the hill side on trails when mules and porters pass you by, as trails are narrow and close to dangerous cliffs. Isla…

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What equipment should all EP agents pack when in protection service?

  When a protection service is posted in remote areas such as mountains or large area valleys with extreme weather and were communications can be interrupted constantly and medical assistance is not available, EP agents have to focus on survival essentials for their principal and for themselves: Extra Jackets (for cold weather) chaquetas Reflective vest (if car breaks down and you have…

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