Bodyguards of Mexico’s elite are getting out of control

BodyguardVice News -Stroll around Mexico City’s posh Polanco neighborhood during lunchtime and you can’t miss them — small groups of physically imposing men typically dressed in grey or blue suits who are often making a bit of a show of attentively scanning their surroundings.

Hired to protect the nation’s business and political elite from kidnappings, robberies, and assassinations, these bodyguards are a key part of the private security industry that is among Mexico’s fast growing sectors. In recent weeks, however, they have also been hitting the headlines thanks to a string of incidents, ranging from the apparently trivial to the horrific, suggesting they believe themselves above the law.

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