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.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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