Business opportunities in high-to-extreme risk environments have critical security requirements. Accurately assessing these requirements is essential before making major decisions. SPI understands high-risk challenges, and advises its clients on how to best protect its personnel, assets and reputation. Our firm possesses a network of analysts throughout the Latin American Region capable of providing the specific information required by the client to make those crucial decisions in a complex environment.=

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Case Study: Risk Analysis for a Specific Project in Colombia

Two major multinational companies were involved in a significant water treatment project in Colombia. The plant construction site was in an area controlled by an active insurgency group, and the local population was less than enthusiastic about the project. In-country analysts determined the priorities of the particular insurgency front, and learned that the locals were agitated by a lack of electricity, clean drinking water and jobs. A community action program was designed and implemented to gain local support. Six months later, the local population was integrated into the project, had improved basic services, and additional school classrooms and a local health clinic was constructed. Three months further into the project, the insurgency group sent a letter to the project site — not presenting an extortion demand, but rather approving of the treatment of the surrounding community.

Case Study: Risk Analysis for a Client with a Project in Brazil

A European-Brazilian joint venture required the construction and on-time completion of a wastewater treatment plant in a densely populated and impoverished area of Sao Paolo. Working closely with local Brazilian subcontractors, the risk analysis team compiled information that supported the client's development of an effective project management strategy that allowed the completion of the project on time and within budget.

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