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Crime and violence cost Central American countries 8% of GDP, says World Bank

Monday, April 11th 2011 - 20:34 UTC
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Growing crime and violence in Central America not only have an immediate human and social toll but they also pose a tremendous threat to development potential in the region since it is estimated that these sources of instability cost 8% of GDP, once health, institutional, private security, and material expenses are accounted for. Read full article


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  • briton

    Perhaps more is needed to crack down on crooked politicians big and small, then perhaps they may save money, as well as reducing crime figures , just a thought .

    Apr 11th, 2011 - 09:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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