Mexico’s government and military have said they are not prepared to go to war with the country’s former President Felipe Calderon.
The military has warned that the violence will not be contained, and that the military is ready to use any means necessary to maintain order.
The announcement came as Mexico’s economy continues to slow as the economy slows because of a lack of demand and a growing government deficit.
Mexico’s currency, the peso, is falling against the US dollar.
The president of the Mexican National Assembly, Alejandro Guajardo, told the National Assembly’s opposition coalition on Monday that the government will not go to any war against the opposition and its constituent groups.
The opposition party, the Institutional Revolutionary Party, also called for a general strike and for the resignation of the president.
The government and the military are both facing budget deficits of around 10% of GDP, and the government has promised a further austerity drive.
The economy is expected to contract by 1.2% this year, according to estimates by the U.S. Congressional Budget Office.