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Weekly Report - 02 May 2019 (WR-19-17)

MEXICO: First national guard unit deployed

The municipality of Minatitlán in the eastern state of Veracruz has become the first area in Mexico to house the newly established national guard. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced on 26 April that the national guard would be deployed to Minatitlán, the scene of a brutal massacre a week earlier [WR-19-16], during his fifth visit to Veracruz in as many months since taking office last December.

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