Feb 3, 2012

Drug War: Security Surge in Michoacan to Confront Familia-Knights Templar Battle

InSight Crime: "Mexico deployed approximately 4,000 troops to the western state of Michoacan, where rival criminal gangs are engaged in a heated battle over control of the Tierra Caliente agricultural region.

... The deployment appears to be in response to a wave of violence seen in Michoacan's rural Tierra Caliente region since late 2011. In the most serious incident, 13 men were found dead outside the town of Zitacuaro on January 9." read more

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