@Sneakers41- I just can’t believe that businesses did not have any macro risk advisors that would have warned them of this type of problem. I think that when you consider macro risk management you also have to look to see if the country has a certain level of peace.
For example, countries like Costa Rica and Panama have been very friendly to American and foreign business investments. Most investment tools will recognize the stable political climate and lack of business taxes.
In fact, these countries don’t even have an active military. My husband’s company moved their accounting department to Costa Rica because they considered it a stable country that allowed them to operate at much lower costs than in the United States.