Mexican congress approves safeguards for new National Guard

5/24/2019 – The Washington Post

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s Congress approved a series of safeguards Thursday intended to prevent abuses under the country’s new militarized police force known as the National Guard.

Critics worry the National Guard may transfer military practices to the subtleties of police work including rules of procedure, evidence and engagement.

The four new laws approved in the lower house set out specific guidelines on the use of force and respect for human rights.

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