"In the northern part of the country we have a total deployment of 14,000, almost 15,000 units between the National Guard and the Army," says Luis Cresencio Sandoval, the head of Mexican Army.
Meanwhile, Mexico's Congress grills Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, demands more details on what exactly he agreed to in the last-minute deal brokered a week ago to dodge Trump's threat to impose tariffs on Mexican goods.
Lopez Obrador said he was seeking to contain migration through a deal with Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to foster development in Central America and Mexico. He promised higher wages for the poor and zero tolerance for corruption.
President Donald Trump sent a team of top officials to meet Mexico's president-elect on Friday to show the importance he places on the countries' relationship after months of deeply strained ties.
A late-night official count forecast that leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador would win at least 53 percent of the vote, a margin not seen in the country for many years. His rivals have conceded defeat.
Of the four candidates in Sunday's election, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador who is the leader of the National Regeneration Movement or MORENA has emerged as the frontrunner in most polls.
Leading by more than 20 points in the polls Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has successfully tapped voters' anger with a seemingly never-ending series of corruption scandals and horrific violence that left a record 25,000 murders last year.
The left-leaning presidential candidate Lopez Obrador promises a "radical" government that would end unearned privilege, stamp out impunity and imbue the country with "moral authority".
As Mexico goes to polls on Sunday, opinion polls give leftist front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrado more than 20 percentage points lead over other presidential candidates.
The survey by polling firm Consulta Mitofsky showed Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, running for the third time, had 32.6 percent of support, up from 31.9 percent in April.
Mexican President Pena Nieto is being challenged from the right and the left, and with rampant crime and corruption laid at his feet, the Mexican elections are ripe for newcomers.
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