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Mexican vigilantes say cartel driven out
Hundreds of vigilantes have joined a rural police force to combat the country's notorious Knights Templar cartel.
Last updated: 13 Feb 2014 10:10 GMT
Mexican self-defence groups challenge cartel
Operation in Apatzingan carried out with backing of government forces who have been battling the Knights Templar gang.
Last updated: 10 Feb 2014 03:26 GMT
Mexico forces face off with vigilantes
Soldiers in tense standoff with locals in western Michoacan state after campaign to stop violence turns deadly.
Last updated: 15 Jan 2014 15:06 GMT
Mexican vigilantes attacked by drug cartel
Five dead after civilian "self-defence" groups protest against stranglehold of Knights Templar on northern state.
Last updated: 29 Oct 2013 03:52 GMT
Deaths in Mexican gang shootout
At least five dead as suspected gang members go on rampage in drug-violence-ravaged western state of Michoacan.
Last updated: 11 Aug 2012 20:23 GMT
Drug trafficking for 'justice' in Mexico
Distrust of police supports vigilante justice by drug traffickers fighting 'injustice and poverty'.
Last updated: 21 Jul 2011 04:09 GMT
Drug gang blockades Mexican city
Main roads into the western city of Morelia are blocked by armed men and torched vehicles.
Last updated: 10 Dec 2010 04:21 GMT
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