Mexico’s Masked Vigilantes Defy Drug Gangs—And the Law

1. US Government gives guns to Mexican Drug Lords.
2. Citizens use their own guns to oppose drug lords (more effectively than government).
3. Government bans guns.

open quoteYUTLA, Mexico—Masked men, rifles slung over their shoulders, stand guard on a lonely rural road, checking IDs and questioning travelers. They wear no uniforms, flash no badges, but they are the law here now.

A dozen villages in the area have risen up in armed revolt against local drug traffickers that have terrorized the region and a government that residents say is incapable of protecting them from organized crime.close quote (Read more)

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