FedEx Mexico just announced it will suspend operations in dozens of towns and municipalities because it’s too violent.
FedEx spokesperson Gretchen Mathis told Fusion news:
“FedEx Mexico sent a letter to customers regarding the temporary suspension of service areas of the Mexican states of Jalisco, Guerrero and Michoacán. The suspension of service is limited to select zip codes within these states. The safety and integrity of our clients, employees and providers is our top priority.”
Mexican media outlet Aristegui Noticias, reports that 47 municipalities will no longer receive FedEx services beginning in May.
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Fusion reports that a violent crime wave that exploded throughout Guerrero, Jalisco and Michoacán, caused “other international companies to reconsider business operations in the area.” Coca-Cola was one company, after two of its employees were kidnapped and several delivery trucks were destroyed.
It also notes that the violence and extortion taking place throughout Mexico is a result of drug cartels waging war against each other since 2006, which has cost more than 100,000 lives.
And, an Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP) report, estimates that violence in Mexico represented a financial loss of 17.3 percent of the country’s GDP. The cost of violence “represents almost $1,946 per person in Mexico,” the report states. It also lists Guerrero, Jalisco, and Michoacán as some of the most violent states in Mexico.