Vigilante Armies Are Fighting Mexican Drug Cartels, But Whose Side Are They Really On?
Violence in Mexico has reached historic levels this year, with the country averaging an all-time high of 94 killings a day through the first half of 2019. The United Front of Community Police of Guerrero State is an alliance of civilian self-defense groups that boasts about 11,700 fighters across 39 municipalities in Guerrero, Mexico. The spike in vigilante militias has polarized public opinion. Some observers see them as noble freedom fighters who succeed where traditional law enforcement has failed, but critics claim they are — at best —undisciplined mobs and — at worst — cartel patsies who do the criminals’ grunt work for them. Read more here: https://www.thedailybeast.com/in-mexi... #TheDailyBeast #FUPCEG #DrugCartels
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