Contending that “Merida is not an oasis,” a former U.S. White House and Pentagon security adviser warned that the White City’s tranquility could run out if Meridanos lower their guard in the face of possible crime threats.
Speaking in Merida on Tuesday Sept. 22, Ana Maria Salazar Slack, a former U.S. government official who worked in Colombia and is currently a specialist in international security, warned that this city may not always be quiet and recommended establishing strategies in case the situation changes.
Salazar Slack also said that so far no one knows why the Yucatan capital’s crime rate remains low compared to other cities. Salazar said that employers have a responsibility that safety levels are maintained.
“One of the concerns that the business class must have is to create appropriate structures such as police forces, the Attorney General and the judiciary,” she said.
She said that in matters relating to public safety businessmen should participate more intensively. “They must do so for their own interests,” she said.
Currently, in terms of safety the city of Merida is at the level of the great capitals of Europe so that authorities and business community must remain vigilant to keep the crime rate controlled, which allows the arrival of capital and foreign investment, Salazar Slack counseled.
“In Merida security rates are at the level of Europe, even among the levels of the safest countries in the world,” she said.
The security specialist said that Merida is one of the few Mexican cities that do not have the “Warning” marks placed by the European Community for cities that are unfit to travel in Mexico.
In that sense, Salazar Slack said that employers and the government entity must redouble efforts to prevent that insecurity invade Yucatán in the “blink of an eye”, as happened in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon.
“We have a clear example of what can happen as a city, a few years ago in Monterrey they were enjoying an enviable level and very high security, but overnight it became the opposite,” she said.
Salazar Slack took part in the VI IMEF Economic Forum, held Tuesday Sept. 22 at the Hyatt Hotel in Merida and was entitled “The economic future on three pillars: energy, industry and safety.”
Ana Maria Salazar Slack is currently director of Salazar Group, specializing in issues of national security clearance. She is a lawyer and graduated from Harvard Law School and the University of California, Berkeley.
Sources: Diario de Yucatan, Milenio Novedades
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