Mexico president to bypass congress to keep army in streets

FILE - A National Guardsman detains Guatemalan migrants at the Mexico-U.S. border in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, June 24, 2019. 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 he 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/Christian Chavez, File)

Mexico president to bypass congress to keep army in streets