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Well-armed vigilantes in Mexico's Michoacan state have helped authorities dismantle a powerful criminal organization, but now the government may have a more difficult task: keeping Michoacan safe from the vigilantes and rival criminal groups. Read More
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Mexico Governor Resigns Amid Accusations of Family Ties to Knights Templar

Mexico Governor Resigns Amid Accusations of Family Ties to Knights Templar

The governor of Mexico's southwestern state of Michoacan has resigned, marking the end to a term during which both state and local officials have been accused of colluding with and facilitating the activities of organized... Read more

Knights Templar Profile

The Knights Templar (Caballeros Templarios) is a splinter group of the once-mighty Familia Michoacana, which emerged in March 2011. Like their predecessors in the Familia, the Knights Templar cast themselves as a "self-defense" movement engaged in a struggle with Mexico's larger criminal cartels on behalf of the Michaocan population, and frequently employ religious imagery in their public communiques.

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Mexico is home to some of the most vicious organized criminal gangs on the planet. They traffic drugs, weapons, humans and other contraband, and are threatening the stability of the region.
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