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Peasants armed to fight violence in Mexico by Monica Gonzalez

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Dwellers of Ayutla de los Libres, Guerrero state, organized themselves to stop a violent crime wave that sparked with the narco war in Mexico. Hundreds of volunteers hooded , armed with shotguns and machetes, patroll the streets and fields to protect the population, and prevent the entry of police and army officers since, they say, both institutions are corrupted by drug lords money. Similar self defense groups already operate and grow in the states of Michoacan, Oaxaca and Chiapas. A...
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