Last year, Mexicans voted for a leader to end the war with the drug cartels.
But under President Enrique Pena Nieto, the violence has become worse.
Polls suggest that Mexicans are becoming disenchanted with their president.
Now some communities are defying the government and taking the fight into their own hands.
Al Jazeera's Adam Raney reports from the western state of Michoacan.
Source: Al Jazeera