DEATH, TAXES, AND EXTORTION: WHY LATIN AMERICAN COMPANIES KEEP PAYING UP

On 10 January, an article from Insight Crime says that a new report has delved into the inner workings of extortion techniques across Latin America, showing the constant innovation needed to ensure numerous businesses pay out fees to criminal groups with little complaint.  The report from the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime showed how gangs practicing extortion, as well as copycats, are continually trying out new techniques to guarantee that payments keep coming, and the COVID-19 pandemic intensified this evolution.

https://insightcrime.org/news/taxes-death-extortion-latin-america-pay-up/

https://globalinitiative.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Criminal-innovators-English-web.pdf

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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