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Mexico vigilantes urge more 'self-defense' groups Vigilante group leaders and community activists participate in the first national meeting of self-defense groups, in Mexico City, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Activists and social representatives announced Wednesday their intention to form a network of … Read more on Belleville News Democrat

Mexico vigilantes backed by troops march into key city in Michoacan MEXICO CITY — The vigilante "self-defense" groups in Mexico's Michoacan state on Saturday entered Apatzingan, the stronghold of the Knights Templar drug cartel, carrying no weapons but escorted by troops and federal police. The vigilantes have long … Read more on Los Angeles Times

Armed vigilantes surround Mexican city, threaten incursion MEXICO CITY — Armed vigilante groups who have risen up to combat the vicious Knights Templar drug cartel in the Mexican state of Michoacan were surrounding the city of Apatzingan, a main cartel stronghold, Monday morning and were threatening to … Read more on Los Angeles Times

Mexico legalizes vigilantes, nabs cartel leader MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico essentially legalized the country's growing "self-defense" groups Monday, while also announcing that security forces had captured one of the four top leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel, which the vigilante groups have … Read more on Yahoo News

Mexico vigilantes take over government building, hold 11 officers MEXICO CITY – Vigilantes who took over the main government building of a small Mexican city in Michoacan state after a weekend shootout with suspected criminals were refusing to release 11 police officers held as prisoners, officials said Tuesday. Read more on Los Angeles Times

Mexican vigilantes occupy another city in Michoacan MEXICO CITY — Tensions continued to rise over the weekend in the Mexican state of Michoacan, where vigilante "self-help" groups reportedly rode into the latest of a string of cities that they have occupied in recent days — part of their effort to … Read more on Los…

Mexico's vigilantes attack local police, take arms MEXICO CITY — Vigilantes attacked local police officers in the southern Mexico state of Guerrero, beat them with rifle butts and machetes and handcuffed them, then stole their rifles and briefly kidnapped some municipal officials, authorities said … Read more on MiamiHerald.com

Mexican vigilantes seize town between Mexico City to Acapulco in effort to … Members of the area's self-described “community police” say more than 1,500 members of the force were stopping traffic Wednesday at improvised checkpoints in the town of Tierra Colorada, which sits on the highway connecting Mexico City to Acapulco. Read more on The…

Mexican vigilantes seize town between Mexico City to Acapulco in effort to … Members of the area's self-described “community police” say more than 1,500 members of the force were stopping traffic Wednesday at improvised checkpoints in the town of Tierra Colorada, which sits on the highway connecting Mexico City to Acapulco. Read more on The…

Mexican vigilantes seize town on highway from Mexico City to Acapulco Members of the area's self-described “community police” say more than 1,500 members of the force were stopping traffic Wednesday at improvised checkpoints in the town of Tierra Colorado, which sits on the highway connecting Mexico City to Acapulco. Read more on Washington Post

Mexico's vigilantes turn over 11 detained suspects MEXICO CITY — Mexican farmers who took up arms against drug-gang violence and other crime in the mountains of southern Mexico have turned over to authorities 11 of 53 people that the vigilantes have put in improvised jails over the last month as … Read more on MiamiHerald.com