Tag Archives: Carteles Unidos

Michoacán’s Pueblos Unidos: Empowered Farmers or Vigilante Terrorists?

By JESSICA GUERRERO MORELIA, Michoacán — During the last two weeks, the country has faced a serious security crisis, after several violent incidents took place across cities located in the states of Baja California, Chihuahua and Guanajuato, where different organized crime groups directly attacked civilians and set fires to dozens of businesses and private vehicles. The aforementioned resulted, in the first

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Aureoles Conejo: Chronicle of a Political Suicide Foretold

By JESSICA GUERRERO MORELIA, Michoacán — Just three weeks before Michoacán Governor Silvano Aureoles Conejo is due to end his six-year term of office, the western Mexican state is rife with social tensions and rampant violence that threaten to embroil the once-rising political star in a scandal that could bury his future ambitions permanently. Aureoles Conejo, who at the beginning

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Tierra Caliente: Mexico’s Own No Man’s Land

By JESSICA GUERRERO MORELIA, Michoacán — Recent headlines and heart-wrenching images depict a tragic story of innocent families desperately trying to escape a chaotic situation that has transformed their homeland into of a disputed territory rife with war and unchecked violence where no government or international organizations dare to enter. But this time, the grim scenario is not playing out

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