MEXICO CITY | Mexico’s new leader says military essential to fight crime

MEXICO CITY | Mexico’s new leader says military essential to fight crime

MEXICO CITY  — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador used his first full day in office to double down on promises to deploy the military for public security, tackling a key concern: stemming rampant violence and rising murders.

Speaking on Sunday before rows of generals at a sun-drenched military installation in one of Mexico City’s toniest neighborhoods, Lopez Obrador said the retooling of the military is “indispensable” to tackle the daunting task of making Mexico safer.

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