Vigilantes Fighting Mexican Drug Cartels
“On the main road into the Mexican town of Ayutla, about 75 miles southeast of Acapulco, about a dozen men cradling shotguns and rusted machetes stand guard on a street corner. Their faces are covered in black ski masks.
The men are part of a network of self-defense brigades, formed in the southern state of Guerrero to combat the drug traffickers and organized crime gangs that terrorize residents.”*
Southern Mexico residents say they’re sick and tired of living under the rule of Mexican drug cartels, so some are striking back in self-defense brigades. Will it work? If it does, will there be a new group of lawless ruling over? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss.
*Read more from Carrie Kahn/ NPR: http://www.npr.org/2013/01/27/170374108/sick-and-tired-residents-in-southern-mexico-defend-themselves
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