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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - World - MEXICO

    Mexico to legalise vigilantes fighting Knights Templar drug cartel

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

    ... out of an embarrassing situation, in which elected leaders and law enforcement agencies lost control of the entire state to the pseudo-religious Knights Templar drug cartel. Efforts to retake ...

  3. News - World - MEXICO

    Mexico drugs boss Nazario Moreno Gonzalez killed in police battle

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

    ... Associated Press in Mexico City 'Craziest' drugs boss shot dead, yet again Officials have confirmed that the leader of the Knights Templar cartel was killed in an early-morning ... 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. ...

  4. News - World - MEXICO

    Gunmen kill environmental activist in south Mexico

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 11:47am by Associated Press in Mexico City

    ... Associated Press in Mexico City A band of gunmen killed an environmental activist who had received death threats for standing up to drug gangs and had a police guard when she was ambushed ... de Catalan. The area is ridden by drug traffickers who have been seeking to expand their marijuana and opium-poppy fields. “It’s a virgin area with rich forest areas, and the main interest ...

  5. News - World - MEXICO

    Hundreds march in support of jailed Mexican drug lord

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters in Culiacan

    ... Reuters in Culiacan A crowd of young supporters demonstrated over the recent arrest of drug lord Joaquin 'Shorty' Guzman, calling for his release and rejecting calls for his extradition to the US More than a thousand people marched through the streets of the capital of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman’s home state on Wednesday, calling for his freedom. ...

  6. News - World - MEXICO

    Get Shorty: how notorious drug lord Joaquin Guzman was captured

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:37am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Mazatlan Meticulously executed plan targeted cartel chief's associates before leading to prized catch Get Shorty: how notorious drug lord was captured Watch: Mexico drug kingpin 'El Chapo' Guzman walked before media For 13 years Joaquin Guzman watched from the rugged mountains of western Mexico as authorities captured or killed the leaders ...

  7. News - World - MEXICO

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

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

    ... authorities captured the world’s most powerful drug lord in a resort city Saturday after a massive search through the home state of the legendary capo whose global organisation is the leading supplier ... in Mazatlan. He was caught with an unidentified woman, said one US official, who added that the US Drug Enforcement Administration and the Marshals Service were “heavily involved” in the capture. ...

  8. News - World - MEXICO

    Knights Templar drug kingpin arrested as Mexico 'legalises' anti-cartel vigilante forces

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 04:21pm by AP and AFP

    ... leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel, which the vigilante groups have been fighting for the last year. The vigilantes have previously demanded the arrest of the cartel’s major leaders before ... on Monday, soldiers and police arrested one of the drug cartel’s top leaders, Dionicio Loya Plancarte, alias “El Tio”, or The Uncle. Loya Plancarte got his nickname because he is believed ...

  9. News - World - MEXICO

    Civilians forced to take sides in Mexico's drug war

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Apatzingan Mariachi musician joins vigilantes to battle cartel that killed his nephews Forced to take sides in drug war Mariachi musician Efrain has traded his violin for a rifle. He wants to fight a drug cartel that killed two of his nephews. His plight is like that of many in the Mexican state of Michoacan, where vigilante groups were formed last year ...

  10. News - World - MEXICO

    Vigilantes seize Mexican town from drugs cartel

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Nueva Italia Vigilante group seizes town from drugs cartel Vigilantes seized a drug cartel's bastion in western Mexico, sparking a shoot-out as civilian ... security challenge of President Enrique Pena Nieto's 13-month-old administration, which inherited a drug war that has killed 77,000 people in the past seven years. Pena Nieto deployed ...




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