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Whether it’s Shakira, Messi or Maluma, Latinos shake up the VIP security business in Miami

- October 12, 2023

Although the social, cultural, and sports activity of Miami has always been vibrant, in recent years the ‘boom’ of Latin urban music, the business dynamics of the capital of Florida, and now the arrival of Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi have given a greater boost to this city as the epicenter of celebrities, and with this, the opportunities for the VIP private security business have been reinforced.

The city of Miami continues to position itself as a hub of Latin activity in multiple fields such as entrepreneurship, music and entertainment, and even now sports, encouraging the hiring of protection services by stars not only from this community. but also from the USA.

The Hispanic population in the US represents close to 19% of the total and generates wealth of about US$2.8 trillion in that country, where they also own 4.7 million businesses. It is estimated that 69.1% of the population of Miami-Dade County is Hispanic, according to the US census.

In fact, the private security business in Miami has a high Latino component and several of the owners of these businesses are Hispanics with extensive experience in the field, since before migrating they had similar business models in their countries.

A few weeks ago, Bloomberg Línea also told the story about how the Mossad-inspired private security industry is growing in Brazil in the face of more urban violence. These solutions include electronic surveillance, specialized bodyguard services with training inspired by the Mossad, the Israeli Government’s secret service, as well as armored vehicles for the protection of assets in high-income neighborhoods.

Source: El Financiero

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