Sanctions in Central America


Another feature of an increasingly challenging risk landscape

Central America is a difficult place to do business at the best of times, characterised as it is by chronic insecurity, pervasive corruption, and fragile democracies. The latter reflects longstanding challenges and immediate-term threats, not least a wave of authoritarianism leading to the erosion of democracy across the region. In addition to perennial concerns over Central America’s organised crime problem and corruption in its political class, this has driven renewed impetus in the US’s sanctions regime for the region.

Against this backdrop, Control Risks has decided to produce and publish our inaugural report on sanctions risk in Central America. This is a report for both companies based in Central America and investors exploring opportunities in the region, to help them understand and navigate this additional feature of an already challenging risk landscape. The findings of this report are based in part on a comprehensive database we have compiled, which includes extensive and up to date quantitative information on the international community’s sanctions regime vis-à-vis Central America.

Featured content of the report

  • The sanctions landscape in Central America in 2021
  • Sanctions risk map
  • The road ahead: Central America in 2022


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