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Vigilante groups on the offensive in Michoacan

David Brancaccio Jan 23, 2014
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Vigilante groups on the offensive in Michoacan

David Brancaccio Jan 23, 2014
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Over the last few days, people in the southwestern Mexican state of Michoacan took matters into their own hands and pushed out members of a powerful drug cartel from their community. The situation is still evolving, and it involves a kind of vigilante movement that is happening in the state.

“It’s basically a micro-civil war in Michoacan,” says Leon Krauze, Univision anchor and host of Open Source on Fusion TV. ” The cartels have become sort of a parallel state within the state, and that’s just intolerable for for any government.”

To hear more about the situation in Michoacan, click the audio player above.

 

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