ColombiaBy Don Reisinger
70.6% of respondents rate personal safety in Argentina as "high" or "very high."
More than a third (37.8%) of respondents "disagree" or "strongly disagree" that the national government in Argentina is actively involved in creating a safe business and investment climate.
84% of respondents rank political stability and democracy in Brazil as either "high" or "very high."
Only 42.9% of respondents agree that the national government in Brazil is actively involved in creating a safe business and investment climate.
80% of respondents rank civil unrest or violence as a "low" to "very low" concern in Chile; 74% rate street crime and petty theft worries as "low" to "very low."
73% of respondents rank the level of political stability in Chile as "high." Chile's outsourcing operations are largely concentrated in the cities of Santiago and Valparaiso.
74.2% of respondents rank personal safety in Colombia as "high" or "very high" in spite of continued threats from the nation's revolutionary guerilla organization FARC.
94.3% of respondents rank government stability and democracy as "high" or "very high."
56% of respondents rank civil unrest and violence as "low" or "very low" concerns for them in this nation.
39.8% of respondents rank petty theft and street crime as a "high" or "very high" concern, while another 40% rank these issues as being of "medium" concern.
77% of respondents who have primary operations in Mexico rank civil unrest and violence in this country as a "medium" to "very high" concern; 62.5% of respondents with secondary operations in this nation agree.
Even though drug war violence in Mexico is concentrated in the North, these events have biased outsourcing buyers against the country as a whole, according to the Nearshore Americas report.