Vigilantism expanding in Mexico

This report details growing threats from armed vigilante groups in Mexico. These vigilante groups are distinct from traditional indigenous community policing groups found in many rural areas of the country. The main impetus for the rise in vigilantism seems to be the government’s inability to provide adequate security, but some groups may simply be armed competitors of Mexico’s drug and criminal cartels.

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