Sunday, November 21, 2010

Extortion Stats

According to the private security firm Grupo Multisistemas de Seguridad Industrial, there are roughly 760 extortion attempts on a daily basis in Mexico, which would amount to slightly more than 90,000 a year, and which is significantly more than the most recent government statistics that I am aware of. Of those attempts, 62 percent are paid, the firm says.

Also, two Paraguayan soccer players in Mexico reported that they were the targets of an extortion scheme. They are now considering whether or not leave Mexico and play elsewhere, which is understandable and a fitting illustration of the impact of extortion on the economic activity in the nation.


Don Gringo said...

to prove the point

pc said...

Nice to have that guy off the streets...of course unless he escapes next week.