Mexico using vigilantes to fight cartels

Mexican government tries to rein in fast-growing vigilante groups by integrating them into a rural defense corp.

Last updated: 30 Jan 2014 16:38
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In Mexico, 20,000 vigilantes are joining forces with police and soldiers to combat the Knights Templar drugs cartel after a government U-turn on taking help from the "self-defence" groups.

Al Jazeera's David Mercer has been to see the new force in action in the western state of Michoacan. 


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