Guatemala City still remains one of the most violent cities in the world today with a murder being reported every 90 minutes. The biggest threats faced by International travelers are theft and robbery; many acts of robbery are committed with force and acts of violence using firearms. Many armed robberies occur whilst stationary at junctions and traffic lights, and can occur at both day and night hours.
Extortion in Guatemala is of high concern with many bus drivers target by criminal gangs, it is not uncommon for bystanders to become victims of violent attacks on public transport. Moving around at night is not recommended throughout Guatemala City. Roads and infrastructure are poor, in some areas with minimal or no lighting.
Please contact us to speak with an ExecSecure Consultant for local, best practice methodology, and advice regarding what vehicles, security and set-up to consider. The threat situation changes constantly and personal risk tolerances and situations change between clients.