CITIZEN INSECURITY
Investments: Hard Blow to Legal Security
Apr-19-21 | Empresa Tomza Guatemala S.A. reported that in Nicaragua the government of President Daniel Ortega illegally expropriated and confiscated the company's assets, which together amount to $4 million in investments.
Tender for $3 Million for Security and Surveillance Services
Apr-13-21 | The National Learning Institute of Costa Rica tenders security and physical and electronic surveillance services for facilities located in Cartago and Turrialba.
Tourism Grows During Challenges
Feb-7-20 | Although in 2019 the arrival of tourists to Costa Rica increased 4% compared to 2018, businessmen of the sector continue to face complex procedures to open a new business and the high costs of basic services.
How Much Does the Region Lose in Crime?
Jan-16-20 | Because of factors such as business closures and lack of opportunities, it is estimated that criminal activity costs Honduras and El Salvador 16% of GDP, and in the case of Guatemala, its losses could amount to 7% of its production.
Nicaragua: Cargo Theft Alert
Jan-13-20 | A raíz del robo de un contenedor que transportaba productos lácteos, la cámara del sector hizo un llamado a todos los gremios vinculados al comercio internacional y local, para que refuercen sus medidas de precaución.
Travelers Alert for Insecurity in Costa Rica
Jan-8-20 | The U.S. government decided to raise the security alert level for travel to the Central American country from 1 to 2, arguing that violent crimes are occurring that can affect tourists.
State of Siege Decree Affects Tourism
Oct-2-19 | The Guatemalan government's decision to extend until November the State of Siege in six departments and add municipalities of Sololá, generates concern among tourism businessmen.
Land Invasion: A Problem with No Real Solution
Sep-13-19 | Because the area of stolen land in Guatemala has grown from about 10,000 hectares in the 1990s to 164,000 in 2018, losses in agricultural production caused by this phenomenon reached nearly $650 million last year.
Businessmen Attacked in Nicaragua
Sep-9-19 | After motorized paramilitaries attacked a group of businessmen with firearms on September 7, the productive sector asks the government to clarify the facts "in an objective and truthful manner.”
Request to Recover Territory Control
Sep-6-19 | After three soldiers were killed in Izabal, Guatemalan business sector asks the government to regain control of the territories where criminal groups dominate.
Shrimp Farm Restart Operations
Aug-20-19 | A week after suspending operations because of extortion by local criminal groups, Nova Guatemala decided to restart operations on 19 August.
Shrimp Company Stops Operations Because of Extortion
Aug-16-19 | The shrimp company Nova Guatemala, which has been operating for more than 20 years in Champerico, Retalhuleu, has been closed since Aug. 12 because of the extortion it suffers from criminal groups.
Tourism: Nicaragua Goes Off the Map
Jun-24-19 | The political crisis that has been going on for more than a year has led wholesale travel agencies to remove the country from their portfolio of tourist destinations because of insecurity.
U.S. Issues Alert for Protests in Guatemala
Jan-14-19 | Within the framework of the political frictions generated by CICIG's withdrawal, the United States alerted its citizens to the protests and blockades that will take place on the country's highways.
Surveillance Services: $3 million tender
Nov-6-18 | The Costa Rican Social Security Fund tenders the security and surveillance service in different buildings of the institution.
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