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Mexico’s Extend Army’s Street Presence Until 2028

Mexico’s lower house of Congress on Wednesday voted to keep the army on the country’s streets until 2028, raising fears about the president’s efforts to militarize public security.

It is the second boost to the military’s power this month, after the upper house last week approved giving the army control over the National Guard, a military police force created in 2019. read more

The move follows outbreaks of cartel violence across the country, with at least 20 convenience stores set alight in a night of unrest in the central states of Guanajuato and Jalisco last month.

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