Security increased ahead of Pea-Nieto visit to Reynosa

Enrique Peña-Nieto // File Photo

Authorities have increased security in Reynosa where Mexican President Enrique Pea-Nieto is expected to visit on Friday.

The Hoy Tamaulipas newspaper reported that Pea-Nieto is expected to visit the border city.

The newspaper reported that the Mexican president is expected to announce a $540 million peso project at the Laguna Escondida.

The area is home to a park, a cultural center, a soccer stadium and a large lake, which is being dredged and made deeper.

Hoy Tamaulipas reported that soldiers and police have increased patrols on the streets ahead of Pea-Nieto TMs visit.

The newspaper also reported an increase in military helicopter and aircraft patrols.

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