[QODLink]
Americas

Call centre set to tackle extortion in Mexico

One group in Mexico City sets up call centre to help victims deal with the issue.

Last Modified: 03 Nov 2013 19:08
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Mexico's government has cracked down on drug gangs, but people face a rising number of other crimes such as extortion and intimidation.

Even though most of the extortion calls are fake, it has become a big concern for the people many of whom have to pay ransoms.

One group in the capital, Mexico City, has set up a call centre to help victims deal with the issue.

Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports from the capital.

75

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Featured on Al Jazeera
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the third major offensive on the Gaza Strip in six years.
Muslims and Arabs in the US say they face discrimination in many areas of life, 13 years after the 9/11 attacks.
At one UN site alone, approximately four children below the age of five are dying each day.
Featured
The conservative UMP party suffers from crippling internal divisions and extreme debt from mismanagement.
More than fifty years of an armed struggle for independence from Spain might be coming to an end in the Basque Country.
After the shooting-down of flight MH17, relatives ask what the carrier has learned from still-missing MH370.
Human rights and corporate responsibility prompt a US church to divest from companies doing business with Israel.
Afghan militias have accumulated a lengthy record of human-rights abuses, including murders and rapes.
join our mailing list