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Mexico’s National Guard, Created to Fight Crime, Is Deployed to Capital | New York Times
Source: New York Times

Mexico’s National Guard, Created to Fight Crime, Is Deployed to Capital | New York Times

Mexico’s president, facing intense pressure to bring record-breaking homicide rates under control, has begun to deploy the country’s new National Guard in Mexico City.

“We need more presence and protection for the citizens of the capital,” President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said last week as he announced the deployment.

While the crime rate is still relatively low in the capital compared with much of the country, it has been rising, and two high-profile killings in recent weeks have focused political attention on the problem.

Source: Mexico’s National Guard, Created to Fight Crime, Is Deployed to Capital | New York Times

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