Mexico president to bypass congress to keep army in streets

FILE - A National Guard patrol stand guard on the perimeters of a landslide that brought tons of massive boulders down on a steep hillside neighborhood, in Tlalnepantla, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Sept. 11, 2021. Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has begun exploring plans to side-step congress to hand formal control of the National Guard to the army. That has raised concerns, because Lopez Obrador won approval for creating the force in 2019 by pledging in the constitution that it would be under nominal civilian control and that the army would be off the streets by 2024. (AP Photo/Ginnette Riquelme)

Mexico president to bypass congress to keep army in streets