Violence in Mexico triggers demand for armor and bulletproof vests

According to some calculations, the security industry, including armoring, private guards, and video surveillance systems, already represents close to 2% of Mexico's gross domestic product (GDP).

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (EFE) The increase in violence over the last decade in Mexico has triggered demand for architectural armor and bulletproof vests, especially in times of pandemics and elections, in a country where the security industry already accounts for about 2% of GDP.

"There has been an increase in crime, and all we do is offer solutions so that clients can be safe and preserve their integrity and assets," René Fausto Rivera, president of the National Council of the Ballistic Industry, created just three years ago given the diversification of the sector.

With almost 100 murders a day . . .

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