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Mexico Army Moves into Michoacan Despite Protests

Mexico Army Moves into Michoacan Despite Protests

Mexican security forces installed a new base to combat armed groups in the Tierra Caliente region of Michoacán, after days of protests from the community that highlight citizens' fears that the presence of federal police may increase insecurity and human rights violations.

'New' Vigilante Groups Keep a Violent Tradition Alive in Michoacán

'New' Vigilante Groups Keep a Violent Tradition Alive in Michoacán

The appearance of new and recycled armed groups whose motives are as questionable as their video-making credentials is the latest manifestation of Michoacán's continued decent into nebulous criminal-vigilante territory.

Loan Sharks Contract Organized Crime as Muscle in Michoacán

Loan Sharks Contract Organized Crime as Muscle in Michoacán

In another sign of the proliferation of the use of violence and intimidation in Mexico, informal money lenders in the embattled state of Michoacán are turning to local enforcers to make debtors turn over their homes. 

Mexico's New 'Anti-Corruption' Guerrillas Highlight Michoacan Unrest

Mexico's New 'Anti-Corruption' Guerrillas Highlight Michoacan Unrest

An armed group declaring war on Mexico's corruption has sprung up in a regional hotbed of organized crime and insurgency, where public distrust in state institutions continues to stir conflict.

'Nueva Familia' Announces Arrival amid Michoacán Turmoil

'Nueva Familia' Announces Arrival amid Michoacán Turmoil

"Narco-banners" hung around Michoacán have announced the arrival of a new criminal organization in a sign the underworld in the troubled central Mexican state is reorganizing yet again after several years of turmoil.

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.