Kidnapping in Latin America: How to Handle the Crisis
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Carlos Seoane, Director General, Seoane Consulting Group
Kidnapping is a crime that has been taking place for centuries. Different types of criminal, terrorist, tribal and religious organizations have used it in the past knowing that its power and impact are enormous. Latin America is the region where most kidnappings for ransom take place worldwide with Mexico being on top of the list. This criminal phenomenon scares most companies due to a proper lack of knowledge about it, so what is real and what is not? Why is this still taking place? How can we protect our employees? What should the duty of care be for transnational companies in case of an abduction?