Mexico's National Guard is deployed to fight migration, rather than drug cartels
Mexico’s murder rate is at a record high, with more than 17,000 homicides in the first six months of 2019. According to government numbers, some 94 people are murdered every day.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is vowing to reduce the violence across the country. He created a new security force, creating a National Guard, to take the job on.
As CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports, the guard is almost as controversial as the problems it faces.