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Vigilante groups take on Mexico cartels

Self-defence groups spread in western state of Michoacan as residents protect their towns from violent criminal gangs.

Last updated: 01 Dec 2013 15:03
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Criminal gangs in Mexico are still carrying out mass kidnappings despite a promise by President Enrique Peña Nieto to protect the people.

In the Western state of Michoacan, towns continue to join popular vigilante groups to defend themselves from the brutal Knights Templar cartel.

More than 60 bodies have been recovered from clandestine graves in the area.

Authorities have said they will not allow people to take justice into their own hands, but as Al Jazeera's Rachel Levin reports from Michoacan, the self-defence groups will not give up.

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