The Global Initiative has launched its Extortion in Central America project in order to combat criminal culture which has become, in some areas, an endemic and daily socio-economic feature of life in the nations afflicted.

In a three-phased approach, the Global Initiative aims to help combat the criminal culture in the region.  An in-depth report published by the Global Initiative, “A Criminal Culture: Extortion in Central America”, provides insight into this deep-seated problem. The Global Initiative is also working to create a network of experts – local stakeholders from the five target countries – to help combat extortion and share best practices across the region.

Moreover, through the development of training activities of community actors and supporting local projects, the Global Initiative endeavours to build local resilience and initiatives aimed at responding to extortion in the medium and long term.

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