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Mexico Vigilantes

Amid Mexico's Drug Wars, Vigilante Groups Are Taking The Law Into Their Own Hands

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.23.2015 | World

Amid the violence caused by Mexico's drug wars, armed vigilante groups in both Arizona and Mexico are taking the law into their own hands. The groups ...

Mexican Vigilantes: Caught Between Cartels and U.S. Drug Consumers

Sergio Muñoz Bata | Posted 09.06.2014 | World
Sergio Muñoz Bata

Public opinion polls show that the majority of Mexicans believe self-defense is the best way to protect your community and a larger majority sees nothing wrong with vigilante justice. One could argue that such an outcome is predictable in a country where 105,000 people are kidnapped for ransom every year, where criminal groups blackmail one of every 10 Mexicans and 96 percent of recorded crimes go unpunished.

In Tense Mexican State, Vigilantes Refuse To Disarm

Agence France Presse | Leticia Pineda | Posted 07.23.2013 | World

Farmers wearing bulletproof vests and toting assault rifles ride in pick-up trucks emblazoned with the word "self-defense" to protect this rural Mexic...