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Mexican Vigilantes

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

Sergio Muñoz Bata | Posted 07.07.2014 | 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.

Mexico Vigilantes Kill 5 Suspected Drug Cartel Supporters

AP | GUSTAVO RUIZ | Posted 04.29.2014 | Latino Voices

MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — Five suspected drug cartel supporters are dead after vigilantes fighting the Knights Templar cartel in western Mexico engaged...

Mexican Government Now Faces With Vigilantes

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices

APATZINGAN, Mexico (AP) — Armed vigilantes who have taken control of territory in lawless Michoacan state could turn into the very sort of organized...

Mexican Vigilantes Seize Town, Arrest Police

AP | BERTHA RAMOS | Posted 04.01.2013 | World

ACAPULCO, Mexico -- Hundreds of armed vigilantes have taken control of a town on a major highway in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero, arresting loc...

Mexico's Vigilante Group Turn Over 11 Detainees

AP | Posted 04.11.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican farmers who took up arms against drug-gang violence and crime in the mountains of southern Mexico have turned over to ...