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Cancun short-listed as urgent for National Guard implementation

Chetumal, Q.R. — During his recent speech about the National Guard, Mexico’s president López Obrador said that Cancun was part of the initial handful of cities in need of additional security.

During his Friday media presentation, the president explained that Cancun was part of the short-list for cities in urgent need of additional security, adding that the city will have the National Guard in force soon.

He said that the implementation of the Guardia Nacional in the municipality of Benito Juárez was needed. “Where it is needed most urgently is Benito Juarez, Cancun, which where soon, the National Guard will begin to operate.”

Head of the Public Security Secretariat in the state of Quintana Roo, Jesus Alberto Capella, said that the arrival of the Guardia Nacional would represent an incentive for the state, which is positive to strengthen work on security.

Other cities considered urgent included the municipalities of Minatitlán and Coatzacoalcos in the state of Veracruz and the municipality of Salina Cruz in Oaxaca.

On Friday, the Guardia Nacional was implemented in Minatitlán.