SOUTH REGION/ 9 SEP 2020/ Coahuila Ministry of Finance projects 6.7% budget impact from COVID-19.

SITREP: The two main impacted areas of funding are medical and education. Currently the federal subsidy program does not have adequate funding to assist states beginning in the fall. Historically, youth are recruited for assassinations by cartels.

RECOMMENDATION: Expect increased instability along Texas/Mexico border communities as youth become increasingly disenfranchised. 

SOURCES: https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Mexican-drug-cartels-are-increasingly-using-kids-6437507.php

https://www.milenio.com/politica/coahuila-sufrira-severo-impacto-presupuesto-2021-gobernador
http://laprensademonclova.com/2020/09/10/impactara-presupuesto-federal-2021-a-coahuila/