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
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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.


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