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Mexico to legalize vigilantes fighting drug cartel

Mexico to legalize vigilantes fighting drug cartel By ALBERTO ARCE  Mexico’s government plans on Saturday to begin demobilizing a vigilante movement of assault rifle-wielding ranchers and farmers that formed in the western state of Michoacan and succeeded in largely expelling the Knights Templar cartel when state and local authorities couldn’t. An armed female member of the Self-Defense Council of Michoacan (CAM) patrols a checkpoint set up by the self-defense group in Chuquiapan on the outskirts of the seaport of Lazaro Cardenas in western Mexico, Friday, May 9, 2014. Mexico’s government plans to begin demobilizing the vigilante movement that largely expelled the Knights Templar cartel when state and local authorities couldn’t. A ceremony on Saturday will mark the registering of thousands of guns by the federal government and an agreement that the self-defense … Read entire article »

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