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Cancun mayor says city National Guard priority because it’s a tourist destination

Cancún, Q.R. — The municipality of Benito Juárez was recently short-listed by President López Obrador calling Cancun a priority city for the new National Guard.

The National Guard, which is still being put together, will be implemented around the country including four regions of Quintana Roo, with Cancun being considered a security priority.

However, its mayor, Mara Lezama Espinosa says that Cancun was chosen as a priority city because it is a tourist destination.

In an interview, the mayor said “Because of what Cancún means at the national level, for what we generate as a resource, we are a priority. We are in contact with the Secretariado and the Secretaría and we hope they will tell us when they will arrive. We hope it will be soon.”

She says that it will be this week when they travel to Mexico City to move forward with the federal security authorities. There is still no date or known number of elements that will be assigned to the Cancun region.

Earlier this week, governor Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez announced the National Guard will operate in four regions in the state as well as occupy space at the Isla Mujeres military base.