Archiv: National Guard


08.06.2019 - 18:52 [ WSWS ]

Mexico to deploy 6,000 troops to southern border as Trump postpones tariffs

On Thursday, Mexican officials announced plans to deploy 6,000 Mexican National Guard troops to Mexico’s southern border. The deployment will consist of 13 units made up of between 450 and 600 troops. Ten units will be sent to the border with Guatemala, where most Central American asylum seekers cross into Mexico, and three will operate in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region of southern Mexico. The troops are set to arrive by September.

21.11.2018 - 16:05 [ teleSUR ]

Mexico: President-Elect’s Party Submits Bill For National Guard

On Nov. 14, Mexico’s President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) presented his 2018-2024 National Peace And Security Plan to the media. On that occasion, he stated that his policy proposal includes the creation of a 50,000-member National Guard.

MORENA aims precisely to do that. The bill contemplates changes to Mexican constitution that would mean that national guard members receive human rights training, are tried by civil courts, and will not be able to move detainees to National Guard institutions.