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MX - Armed Forces to serve as Law Enforcement

May 17, 2020

Monday, May 11, Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador signed a presidential which gave the country's Armed Forces the power to carry out public security operations. The presidential order will not exceed 5 years.

The order stipulates that the Armed Forces shall be regulated by National Guard. The President stated that the Armed Forces are needed and will support the National Guard while it develops and implements a country-wide operational strategy.

According to the order the ArmedĀ Forces will be governed by the Authority for Human Rights, in terms of article one of the Constitution and National Law on the Use of Force and any other regulations appropriate.