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Michoacán Fights Back: Crime and Response in Mexico

January 31, 2014 // 11:00am12:00pm
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As Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto begins his second year in office, the country is facing rising security concerns brought about by armed vigilantes in the southwest state of Michoacán. These groups are increasingly militarized to the point they are willing to engage in gun battles with organized crime for control of cities. While the government has agreed to work with them in a limited capacity, it is unclear what their role will be, or how they fit into Mexico’s fight against organized crime.

In this Ground Truth Briefing, Mexico experts on the ground discuss these events.  

 

 
Event Speakers List: 
  • Journalist and author of "El Narco: Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency"
  • Senior Correspondent for Mexico and Central America, GlobalPost
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