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02 Aug 2019 | 08:55 AM UTC

Mexico: Government to deploy National Guard to 48 border sections August 1

Mexico News Alert

Government increases security at border sections with National Guard deployment August 1; heightened security presence near borders

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/2/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/30/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Mexico_City). COUNTRY/REGION Mexico, Tabasco, Chiapas state, Oaxaca, Veracruz


The Mexican government announced on Thursday, August 1, that it would deploy the National Guard to 48 border sections with the intention of containing human trafficking. Officers will mainly monitor Tabasco, Chiapas, Oaxaca, and Veracruz to conduct random inspections.

A heightened security presence, increased checkpoints, transportation delays, and processing delays at these border regions are to be expected.  


Individuals in the affected areas are advised to anticipate a heavier than usual security presence, adhere to instructions issued by the local authorities, and minimize movement at or near the affected borders.


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