President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, elected in 2018, has failed to address skyrocketing rates of homicide, cartel crime, and disappearances. He has greatly expanded the role of the military in public life, including by deploying nearly 150,000 troops to undertake civilian law enforcement activities. He has also made unprecedented efforts to halt irregular migration, deploying nearly 30,000 troops across the country to stop migrants from reaching the United States, sometimes leading to violent clashes in which soldiers have killed or injured migrants. Police, prosecutors, the military, and criminal groups regularly commit serious and widespread human rights violations, including arbitrary detention, torture, extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, abuses against migrants, and attacks on journalists and human rights defenders. These crimes are rarely, if ever, investigated or punished. 

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