SAN ANTONIO — The never-ending string of violence in Mexico has sparked citizens there to take matters into their own hands and fight violence with violence.

The southern state of Michoacán was the first to witness the rise of a vigilante groups who are arming themselves to push back to protect their hometowns from the drug cartels and put a stop to crime in their towns, according to a report published this week in GlobalPost.

As these local groups have had some success in Michoacán, more people now are trying to do something similar in other parts of the country where violence has taken over.


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