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FILE - In this April 3, 2020 file photo, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks after visiting facilities at a Mexican Social Security Institute hospital that will be converted to receive patients suffering from Covid-19, in the Coyoacan district of Mexico City. Lopez Obrador said that sections of 80 public hospitals were being isolated and prepared with an average of eight beds and respirators to care for an expected influx of patients with the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

Mexico authorizes military policing for 4 more years

May. 11, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president published a decree Monday authorizing the armed forces to participate in civilian law enforcement for four more years, to March 2024. Mexican soldiers and marines have been implicated in serious rights abuses, and activists have pressed Mexico to train and equip...