Mexico drug war fuels private security boom

Al Jazeera -The security business has been booming since Felipe Calderon declared war on organized crime in December 2006, yet insiders and security experts warn that the industry is rife with corruption and that its rapid growth risks exacerbating security inequality by encouraging authorities to neglect public security. There are currently 1,168 private security firms registered with Mexico’s federal government, up from only 173 in 2005.

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