Costa Rica: Companies Worried for Insecurity

A World Economic Forum report on insecurity perception ranks the country 104 out of 133.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

In 2007 the murder rate was 7.5 out of each 100.000 people, but in 2008 it climbed to 10 out of each 100.000 people, according to data from the country's Judicial Investigation Organism (OIJ).

Nacion.com published comments from Luis Reyes, from Incae's Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development: "...the fact that companies are worrying reflects the importance of an issue that was not so relevant three years ago. It is crucial to prevent crime from becoming an unsustainable problem in the country".



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Warnings have been given over increased insecurity, stagnation in the fight against corruption, and little capacity for Government dialogue in the second half of 2015.

The adoption of higher taxes without a dialogue, the consequences for the country of the increase in homicides from 10 to 18 a day in 2015, and stagnation in the fight against corruption, were highlighted in the evaluation made by the Salvadoran Foundation for Economic and Social Development ( Fusades) regarding the legal and institutional framework of the country during the second half of 2015.

Travel Alert on Violence in Honduras is Maintained

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The US Government has renewed its travel warning stating that the levels of violence and crime remain critically high, although they have decreased slightly over the last two years.

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Panama Announces Actions Against Crime

May 2010

President Ricardo Martinelli announced that in the next weeks the Legislative Assembly will prioritize security projects.

After one year in office, Martinelli admitted that crime has been a very tough topic for his government. “Insecurity is an old problem, it is not solved by building a school or making a road, but we are preparing a good blow to crime”, he said.

High Crime Rates Halt Investment

April 2009

Even though Panama is not the country in Central America most affected by crime and violence, there is already a warning about the cost of rising insecurity.

Panamanian companies are seeing an increase in their security costs and they are starting to worry about the consequences on the investment climate in the country, especially the possible decline in tourism.

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