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  1. News - World - MEXICO

    Mexico to legalise vigilantes fighting Knights Templar drug cartel

    Posted May 10th 2014, 12:31pm by AP

    ... a new official rural police force or act as voluntary reserves Mexico’s government plans on Saturday to begin demobilising a vigilante movement of assault rifle-wielding ranchers and farmers ... no one is giving up their guns, even assault weapons prohibited under Mexican law. Vigilante Irineo Mendoza, 44, drove down from his mountain hometown of Aguililla to register his gun ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1509015/mexico-legalise-vigilantes-fighting-knights-templar-drug-cartel
  2. News - World - MEXICO

    Mexico Michoacan state recruits vigilante police to fight drug cartel

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:12am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tepalcatepec Mexican state recruits thousands of farmers to battle the vicious Knights Templar gang Vigilante groups sign on to fight drug cartels Authorities have started to issue police uniforms and assault rifles to vigilantes in western Mexico, legalising a movement that formed last year to combat a vicious drug cartel. Scores of farmers lined up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1509953/mexico-michoacan-state-recruits-vigilante-police-fight-drug-cartel
  3. News - World - MEXICO

    Mexico drugs boss Nazario Moreno Gonzalez killed in police battle

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 09:50pm by AP

    ... of the more bizarre twists in Mexico's assault on drug cartels, in which another two of the country's most powerful drug chiefs have been captured in the past year without a shot fired. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1445530/mexico-drugs-boss-nazario-moreno-gonzalez-killed-police-battle
  4. News - World - MEXICO

    Vigilantes seize Mexican town from drugs cartel

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 11:42pm by AFP

    ... surrounded by hundreds of men with AK-47 assault rifles, bulletproof vests and radios. Some sidewalks were soaked in blood in the town's empty streets. The growing civilian militia movement, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1404719/vigilantes-seize-mexican-town-drugs-cartel
  5. News - World - MEXICO

    World's most feared drug lord, Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman caught

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 06:09am by AP

    ... rumours circulated for years that he was helped and protected by former Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s government, which vanquished some of his top rivals. In the bilateral assault on organised crime and Mexican drug cartels, Sinaloa had not only been relatively unscathed, but has seen its enemies go down at the hands of the government. Aggressive assaults by the Mexican military ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1433576/worlds-most-feared-drug-lord-joaquin-el-chapo-guzman-caught
  6. News - World - MEXICO

    Civilians forced to take sides in Mexico's drug war

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 06:16am by AFP

    ... trucks and use AK-47 assault rifles. The suspicion is that they are financed by some other cartel that wants to take Knights Templar territory. "We really do not know where their interests ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1408533/civilians-forced-take-sides-mexicos-drug-war
  7. News - World - MEXICO

    Mexico confectionery factory blast kills 1, injures 40

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 09:08pm by AFP

    ... as they waited for news. As 30 ambulances rushed the injured to hospitals, soldiers wearing dust masks and carrying assault rifles were seen at the site. Ciudad Juarez, close to the US city of El Paso, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1339866/mexico-confectionery-factory-blast-kills-1-injures-40
  8. News - World - MEXICO

    Bodies of missing Mexican band members found in well

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:19pm by Reuters in Monterrey

    ... Felipe Calderon, launched an assault on drug cartels in December 2006. Some 70,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence in Mexico since then.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1138489/bodies-missing-mexican-band-members-found-well
  9. News - World - MEXICO

    Mexican beauty queen killed in shootout

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 11:32am by Associated Press in Culiacan

    ... an assault rifle on a rural road in a mountainous area of the drug-plagued state of Sinaloa, the chief state prosecutor said Monday. It was unclear if she had used the weapon. “She was with the gang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1092017/mexican-beauty-queen-killed-shootout

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