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AMLO’s Guard Hunts Migrants for Trump as Cartels Run Rampant

  • Force deployed to protect borders as Mexicans are slaughtered
  • During Mormon massacre, the troops were largely at the borders
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9 U.S. Citizens Died in Mexico Attack

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said in June that the 71,000 members of his newly founded national guard would bring peace to a nation terrorized by drug cartels. But when gunmen this week mowed down nine women and children on the border of Chihuahua and Sonora states, guard members took at least three hours to arrive.

AMLO’s signature security innovation, a camouflage-clad civilian police force with many members pulled from the military, has failed to stop a slaughter that has claimed close to 26,000 lives this year. In part that’s because a sizable part of the corps has been assigned to stop undocumented migrants targeted by U.S. President Donald Trump.