Mexico’s López Obrador turns his first quarterly report of 2021 into an ode to the Army

The president has increased the tasks of the military, to whom he has entrusted security in the streets, customs control, the construction of the new capital airport, the works of the Mayan Train in the south of the country, and recently the distribution of vaccines.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a Mexico where the military increasingly has more and more functions, the president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (also called AMLO), turned his first quarterly report of 2021 into an ode to the Army, leaving in the background the fight against the pandemic and the violence affecting the country.

In front of members of his cabinet, gathered in the secluded Convent of the Empress of the National Palace, AMLO dedicated seven of the 38 minutes of his speech to defending the participation of soldiers in public security, the construction of infrastructure, and vaccination against . . .

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