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Weekly Report - 28 February 2019 (WR-19-08)

MEXICO: National guard proposal wins approval

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced the cancellation this week of a public consultation process on his government’s proposed creation of a national guard, which had been scheduled for 21 March. López Obrador took the decision days after the federal senate voted all but unanimously to approve the requisite constitutional reform to establish the national guard. A few hurdles still remain but it is unlikely the initiative will be stopped now.

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