Increase in Employers' Perceptions of Insecurity

A survey by the Guatemalan Chamber of Commerce reveals that 89% of businessmen perceive an increase in insecurity.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Of a total of 1,206 employers surveyed between May 26 and June 3, 82.3% indicated that insecurity has risen by 20% in the first five months of 2011.

"Jorge Briz, chairman of the Chamber, announced the results of the report yesterday, in which 75.24 percent of employers reported - either themselves, an employee or a family member - having been victim of crime", noted an article by Sandra Valdez in

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High Rate of Extortion Forces Businesses to Close

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Guatemala: 49% More Companies Victims of Extortion

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A survey by the Guatemalan Commerce Chamber revealed that 49.2% more companies were victims of extortion this semester.

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