Mexico struggles to control vigilante groups

Government forces in efforts to control Michoacan state is now trying to convince armed groups to disarm.

    Federal forces in Mexico have stepped up their efforts to control the western state of Michoacan, where local vigilantes and the powerful Knights Templar cartel have fought for control over the state's lawless regions.

    The government, which has largely been absent from the battle, is now trying to convince the groups to disarm.

    Al Jazeera's Adam Raney reports from the capital, Mexico City.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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