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Fierce El Salvador debate over dilemma for companies

Thursday, March 10, 2016


An El Salvador official has suggested criminalizing the payment of extortion fees by businesses, touching off a debate that cuts to the heart of the country's security dilemma.

El Salvador’s top beverage company said it was temporarily halting operations in its bottled water division due to the "heightened insecurity.

A government spokesman said the company had been paying extortion to gangsters, and business leaders became furious at the accusation.


Source: InsightCrime