A paramilitary National Guard was establishmed in 1989 of directly under the president. This
new security force, set up by decree to combat crime and terrorism, became controversial because its mission overlapped both the police and the army, and it could be used for political witch-hunting and intimidation. Apparently, only a few police mobile units bore the guard's insignia before the government decided to reconsider its formation. The matter was under review in 1990.
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Updated Sunday, May 24, 1998 3:41:27 PM