The road to Tlacotepec
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Criminal Attack Isolates Towns in Security-Challenged Guerrero, Mexico

Public transportation connecting the mountain region with the center of Mexico's Guerrero state has been suspended after a criminal group detained several vehicles,...
'El Americano' (center) with 'La Tuta' (right)
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Video Shows Mexico Vigilante Leader’s Cartel Ties

Video footage has emerged of a vigilante leader in Michoacan, Mexico, meeting with the head of the Knights Templar just months before he joined a...
Vigilante groups in Michoacan
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Amid Vigilante Surge, Homicides Up 45% in Michoacan, Mexico

Homicide and extortion levels have risen significantly this year in Michoacan, southwest Mexico, indicating that vigilante groups have not proven successful at...
Mayor Dalia Santana Pineda
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Knights Templar-Linked Mexico Mayor Arrested for Murder, Extortion

A mayor in Mexico's southwestern Michoacan state has been accused of murder, extortion and working with the Knights Templar, in a case highlighting the criminal...
A shot of La Tuta from the video
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Mexico’s ‘La Tuta’ Acts as Judge In Latest Knights Templar Video

The latest video installment from Mexico's Knights Templar leader "La Tuta" shows the drug lord dividing up the inheritance of a deceased local businessman,...
Patzcuaro Mayor Salma Karrum Cervantes
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The Mayor and the Mafioso: The Movie

A video of a tearful mayor from Michoacan, Mexico pleading for the help of the Knights Templar offers yet another example of both the extent of the criminal group's...
Knights Templar leader "La Tuta"
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Has Mexico Neutralized the Knights Templar Boss?

A senior security official in Mexico has claimed that the leader of the Knights Templar criminal organization is "practically neutralized," but "La Tuta's" latest...
Michoacan Governor Fausto Vallejo
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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...
Jose de Jesus Reyna Garcia
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Ex-Michoacan Governor Case Spotlights Knights Templar Political Network

The former interim governor of Mexico's southwest Pacific state of Michoacan has been sent to federal prison for alleged Knights Templar ties, in a case...