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Mexico serves notice on vigilante group

Troops sent to Michoacan to replace state police after local group defies government calls to stop its war on drug gang.

Last updated: 22 Jan 2014 01:50
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Soldiers have been sent to Mexico's Michoacan state to drive out a major drug cartel. They are taking over from the local police after a vigilante group ignored government calls to disarm.

The group - a collection of farmers, teachers and other members of the community - is the only force to have had any success in pushing out the Knights Templar gang.

Al Jazeera's Rachel Levin reports from Mexico City.

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