Former Mexican President Vicente Fox denounced on Saturday that an armed commando tried to enter his home and held the current president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, responsible for his safety, who in turn ordered a guard to protect his predecessor.
"This morning an armed commando tried to enter my house, it is a serious situation that requires immediate attention, and I directly responsible for the safety of myself, my family and my assets to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador," Fox wrote. your Twitter network account.
In the same way, López Obrador replied that he has ordered the Secretary of National Defense, Luis Cresencio Sandoval González, "to create a security guard to protect former President Fox and his family, effectively, but without the excesses they maintained before the change. of regime ".
In statements to reporters on his return to Mexico City from the state of Michoacán, the president said that protection will also be provided to former president Felipe Calderón Hinojosa.
"I would like to say, sincerely, to be able to protect all Mexicans, in this case it is something very special," he said.
Local media reported that private security agents and a van apparently from the Prosecutor's Office of the central state of Guanajuato arrived Saturday at Rancho San Cristóbal, owned by former president Fox.
Likewise, neighbors indicated that two military patrols arrived at the place, which shortly afterwards withdrew.
Guanajuato, the focus of activity of fuel theft bands, was the most violent Mexican state in January and February, with a total of 633 intentional homicides.
Fox, who ousted from Mexico's Presidency the then hegemonic Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in 2000 postulated by the conservative National Action Party (PAN), is a frequent critic of López Obrador on social networks.
It was succeeded in 2006 by Felipe Calderón, also of the PAN, who was followed by Enrique Peña Nieto, of the PRI (2012), and this López Obrador, of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena), in December of last year.