With a 3 index, Panama ranks among the safest in Latin America.
The index measures the level of danger to the security of corporations and foreign executives based on the number of homicides and other factors, according to official information from public security institutions, NGOs and criminal research institutes.
A 1 to 5 scale is used where 1 represents a safe country and 5 a highly dangerous one.
Located at the end of the ranking that includes 19 Latin American countries are Haiti, Venezuela and Honduras.
Executive training for dealing with violent situations seems to be a prerequisite to boarding a plane.
Business opportunities are rarely found across the street. It is no longer easy to find them without traveling, often to places where personal security risks are high. These dangerous places are not thousand of miles away, sometimes it is enough to mistake the route from an office to another within a city, to find ourselves suddenly in no man's land, exposed to kidnap or assault.
Colombian designer Miguel Caballero, specializing in the design and manufacture of clothing for executives with high exposure, is setting up his company in the capital.
In response to the damaging and growing wave of violence and insecurity affecting Guatemala there has been growth in business sectors such as private security, and now in clothing sector with "reinforced" wardrobe for top executives of companies who are exposed to high levels of risk.
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