Upcoming Miami seminar. Tips on kidnap, threat, extortion, and illegal detention matters in Latin America

Any business whose employees travel oversees on behalf of the company could suffer kidnap, threat, extortion, and illegal detention in Latin America.


Tips on kidnap, threat, extortion, and illegal detention matters in Latin America

Business travel is inherently risky because it places employees in new and unfamiliar environments. They may not be aware of the nature or level of security threats in each country or know which relevant areas to avoid. Because of that, they will be attractive targets for criminal activity, due to their perceived status. Ben Vega, a professional and experienced Response Consultant will explain the current situation in Latin America and advice attendants on great practical tips.


Risk Map

Date: January 20th 2015


5:15 pm Registration

5.30 pm Conference

6:00 Informal discussion

6:15 Networking

Where: Malbec Room of Novecento 1414 Brickell Ave, FL 33131

Registration deadline: January 19th at 1:00PM. Only 40 available tickets.

To register, please send an email to: d.roig@kennedys-latam.com

Also by LinkedIn:  View David Roig’s profile

Casual attire. Cost for this event: Free, sponsored by Kennedys Latin America & Caribbean:

Kenendys Latin America insurance Law Firm

Kenendys Latin America & Caribbean







Speaker bio:

Benjamin Vega, Jr. Consultant, Response.

Ben Vega is a Response Consultant based in Miami, Florida, USA. Ben has worked as a Response Consultant for several years and is responsible for the provision of specialized advice on kidnap, threat, extortion, and illegal detention matters to clients around the world, and especially in Latin America.

Before joining Control Risks, Ben worked as a Response Consultant for two large multinational corporations in the United States of America where he served as the lead consultant in ransom and extortion cases in Latin America, as well as conducted high profile security assessments and trained corporate security teams in crisis response.

Ben retired with the rank of Colonel from the United States Army in 2000 after thirty years of service. While he commanded units up to Brigade level, Ben specialized in intelligence and diplomatic assignments.

Ben has a Master of Business Administration degree from Sul Ross State University, El Paso, Texas and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Puerto Rico. Ben speaks Spanish and English.


  • Control Risks is an independent, global risk consultancy specializing in helping organizations manage political, integrity and security risks in complex and hostile environments. Control Risks supports clients by providing strategic consultancy, expert analysis and in-depth investigations, handling sensitive political issues and providing practical on-the-ground protection and support.
  • Control Risks unique combination of services, its geographical reach and the trust its clients place in Control Risks, ensures Control Risks can help them effectively solve their problems and realize new opportunities across the world. Working across five continents and with 36 offices worldwide, Control Risks provides a broad range of services to help its clients manage political, integrity and security risk.
  • Since 1975, Control Risks has worked in over 130 countries for more than 5,000 clients. Control Risks has national and multinational clients in a wide variety of industrial and service sectors, governments, and NGO’s.




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