Nicaragua is a developing country with one of the poorest economies in the hemisphere. While crime rates are lower in Nicaragua in comparison to neighboring countries like Honduras, general crime is a persistent risk for residents and visitors alike. Such crimes include theft, scams, kidnappings, armed robberies and violent assaults.
Managua suffers from gang violence, which includes drive-by's, stabbings and armed robberies.
Express kidnappings tend to happen in many Latin American countries and Nicaragua is no exception. Taxi kidnappings have occurred with worrisome frequency. These tend to be committed by criminal gang members in stolen cars. Many incidents have been reported of occurrences of robbery on major highways, in instances the robberies have been carried out by criminals dressed as Policeman. Due to the social situation, anti government demonstrations and protests can occur frequently without warning.
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.