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New commander announced for Mexico’s Guardia Nacional

Mexico City, Mexico — The government of Mexico has announced the man who will lead the country’s new National Guard that is currently still in the making.

At at press conference, Alfonso Durazo, secretary of Seguridad y Protección Ciudadana, says that general de Brigada Luis Rodríguez Bucio, will be the new commander of the Guardia Nacional, a position that will take effect immediately since he is in the process of retirement.

Officials say that they have also already met with the Political Coordination Board of the Senate to deliver the package of laws that complement the legislative design of the National Guard.

Mexico’s new Guardia Nacional is set to strengthen the country’s security and fight against crime and violence with the addition of military. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says that approximately 50,000 new elements will be recruited, little by little, to create the Guardia Nacional that will consist of staff from the army, navy and federal police.

All 32 of Mexico’s states have approved the creation of the Guardia Nacional.