Thousands of National Guard members will be deployed in the Mexico City metro following a series of safety incidents, including a crash this month that left one person dead, officials said Thursday. Safety concerns have shaken public confidence in a transport system used by millions of people in the congested megacity. From Thursday, around 6,000 members of the National Guard would be present in the metro, Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum told reporters. Lopez Obrador has been accused by his opponents of overseeing the "militarization" of Mexico by giving increased responsibility to the armed forces. Commenting on the National Guard deployment in the metro, Lopez Obrador said: "If they call that militarization or whatever they call it, we assume responsibility."
Source: MetroXpress January 12, 2023 23:47 UTC