4,500 National Guard Troops being deployed in Oaxaca

Oaxaca, the state where the homicide rate grew more than 400% in the last four years, according to the 2019 Peace Index, will receive 4,500 elements of the National Guard.

42.8 percent of the total elements of the new National Guard that were assigned to the southern border will be sent to Oaxaca.

Governor Murat said that 2,000 troops will be in the region of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, in order to prevent the transit of Central American migrants who do not have documentation, while another 2,000 will be deployed in the border with Chiapas.

“The objective of these actions of the federal government is to prevent the transit of migrants without legal documentation. We celebrate this, for the first time, there is a comprehensive plan for the southern border,” according to the governor.

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This article was written by Ian Hayden Parker, Oaxaca Life staff writer, the leading source for English news in Oaxaca, Mexico.