Mexico police 'ready' for Pan American Games

More than 11,000 police officers and soldiers deployed for security as sport event opens in Guadalajara.

    The Pan American Games, the second largest multi-sport event after the Summer Olympics, have opened in Guadalajara, Mexico.

    Along with the more than 6,000 athletes from 42 countries participating, the city will host about 11,000 police officers and soldiers deployed for the duration of the Games.

    Mexico has high levels of crime and drug violence, but officials say security will be tight and they are prepared for any type of threat.

    Al Jazeera's Adam Raney reports from Guadalajara.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Explore how your country voted on global issues since 1946, as the world gears up for the 74th UN General Assembly.

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.