Baron to speak on gang violence in Mexico
Jeff Baron is to speak at an international summit on group violence this week.
Mr Baron, the Shadow Minister of National Security, will be taking part in the International Citizen Security Summit in Tijuana, Mexico, on Thursday.
He said: “I’m expecting that this will be an incredibly exciting and emotive summit. I’m honoured to be invited to speak on a topic that I am very passionate about.
“Mexico’s group violence — from small criminal networks to highly organised cartels — has been a real challenge for the state and citizen security agencies.
“I’ve been invited to present on a panel on ‘focused deterrence’, which I believe results in both early wins and long-term violence reduction.
“I’ve advocated for this throughout my political career and while I was minister this advocacy contributed to officially committing Bermuda to a two-year group violence reduction contract last year.”
Mr Baron said he would be involved in a presentation called “focused deterrence and group violence reduction within a political and policymaking context”.
The summit was organised by the Mexican Government in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development.
Mr Baron added: “In my view, this summit is very timely and topical.
“My involvement at a community, social, business and risk management level put me in a unique position to share some invaluable insight with the participants of the summit.”