The MexicoBlog of the Americas Program, a fiscally sponsored program of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), is written by Laura Carlsen. I monitor and analyze international press on Mexico, with a focus on security, immigration, human rights and social movements for peace and justice, from a feminist perspective. And sometimes I simply muse.
May 19, 2011
Whack-a-mole drug war: Vigilantism on Rise in Mexico as Drug War Rages
Vigilantism on Rise in Mexico as Drug War Rages: "One small town in Michoacan has come to the world's attention. The mostly indigenous residents of Cheran rose up and barricaded their town to protest against the government's failure to protect them from criminal groups. As InSight reported, the unrest began after illegal woodcutters, allegedly under the protection of the Familia Michoacana, cut and burned forests on community land. Now the town is on lockdown, and an armed militia patrols the streets daily."
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