THE NUNAV NETWORK: THE PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANY AT THE HEART OF A MEXICAN CORRUPTION SCANDAL AND A SURVEILLANCE SCANDAL IN PANAMA

On 7 October, C4ADS published a post warning that Private Military Security Companies (PMSC) in Latin America are not only growing in number, but also gaining access to increasingly powerful surveillance tools—and helping clients put them to use.  It says that the story of Panamanian company, Nunvav Inc provides a stark example of how PMSC may become entangled in corruption. Nunvav, which has marketed surveillance equipment throughout the region, has been linked by journalists and government investigators to major corruption scandals involving top former public officials in Panama and Mexico.  The post examines Nunvav’s relationship with Mexico’s Minister of Public Security 2006-2012, its trade history in Mexico, and its business activities across Panama, Colombia, Mexico, and Florida.  In doing so, it explores the links between corruption, narcotrafficking, and private surveillance – and some of the risks this may pose for open, pluralistic societies.

https://c4ads.org/blogposts/2020/10/7/nunvav

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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