Mexico Releases Michoacan Vigilante Leader Involved in Fatal Gun Fight With Rival Militia
Hipólito Mora's December gun fight with his rival "El Americano" lasted two hours, leaving 11 dead, including his 32-year-old son. Mora's name is also being floated as a potential candidate for Congress.
Michoacan, Mexico, Breaks Bad — Again — After Shootout Between Rival Militias Kills 11
The son of the founder of the first civilian militia in Michoacan is among the victims. One parish priest tells us: "We used to know who the bad guys were. Now we don't."
Mexico’s Self-Defense Militias Follow Cartels Into Deadly Internal Conflict
Mexican "autodefensa" groups were founded to protect citizens from drug cartel violence. Now they too have descended into bloodshed.