The lack of government capacity and economic power disadvantage compared to the drug industry, has lead to an increase in violence and corruption.
"Using systematic violence and corruption, intimidation and extortion of public officials, the wealthy and powerful criminal groups have been able to weaken police and judicial systems. They often use violence to threaten or punish anonymous complainants. Witnesses in drug-related cases often risk their life and those of their family members. Unless we break the vicious circle of smuggling and corruption, international drug control will never fully succeed."
Fitch Ratings has upgraded from negative to stable the outlook on the issuance of $650 million made in 2013, after another $575 million was successfully issued a few days ago.
In its statement, the rating agency noted that sanctions imposed by the Office for Assets Control of the United States Department of the Treasury on companies that are part of Grupo Waked Internacional (Wisa), for allegedly operating a money laundering scheme, will not have a material impact on the Tocumen's credit rating.
Represents the Company RTS INTERNATIONAL, Inc. of Kansas Cyty, TX, USA, for the territory of Guatemala and Central America. RTS finance exports through Factoring system.
Operates in Guatemala
Phone: (502) 2369 5408 - (502) 5709 2986
Caribbean-Central American Action (CCAA) is a private, independent organization that promotes private sector-led economic development in the Caribbean Basin and throughout the Hemisphere.
Operates in Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Caribbean Community
Phone: (202) 331-9467