Security Threats in the United States From Mexican Organized Crime

MIN READMar 15, 2021 | 10:00 GMT

Signs mark the boundary between the United States and Mexico over the Rio Grande on Aug. 6, 2008, near Laredo, Texas.

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The criminal threat to personnel and company assets in Mexico from transnational criminal organizations and other opportunistic criminals has been well established. Petty robberies, extortion, cargo theft and the use of indiscriminate violence in populated areas are all risks of doing business in Mexico. Despite its proximity, however, the threats of criminal activity in Mexico manifest themselves differently north of the border. In this column, we will explore how Mexico-based criminal activity threatens individuals and companies in the United States....

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