Keeping Mexico’s Lopez-Obrador from turning into Chavez

Something very interesting is happening in Mexico. President Andres Lopez-Obrador is running into the Supreme Court, an institution that has become the firewall against his authoritarian ways.

This is the latest story from Pulse News Mexico:    

Mexico’s Supreme Court (SCJN) on Tuesday, April 18, blocked the transfer of the National Guard (GN) to the National Defense Secretariat (Sedena), a controversial move proposed by leftist President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) and approved by his majority National Regeneration Movement (Morena) party through Congress in September 2022.

In an eight-to-three vote, the SCJN determined that the transfer of the GN to Sedena violated the Mexican Constitution’s Article 21, which states that all public security institutions, including the National Guard, must remain as civil entities.

The National Guard, which was created by AMLO to replace the federal police force, was until late last year under the Public and Citizen Security Secretariat (SSPC).

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