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    The state of Michoacán neighbors our state of Guanajuato to the south and south-west.

    Military-Grade Weapons in Michoacán Put Mexican Forces on War Footing.
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    By Henry Shuldiner.

    During a three-week span in February, anti-mine squads of army troops unearthed at least 250 homemade explosives in the western state of Michoacán, La Jornada reported.

    The anti-mine units were sent to Michoacán after a roadside explosion destroyed an armored truck that was part of a military convoy patrolling roadways near Tepalcatepec. That blast was attributed to an improvised explosive device (IED), according to the Associated Press (AP), which reported that it was the first time an IED had been successfully deployed by cartels in Mexico. ...

    The most recent discovery of war-quality weaponry happened on March 2, when Mexican authorities in Michoacán secured a building used for the production of explosives dropped from drones. In the building, officers found more than 30 "potatoes," round bombs made from gunpowder, metal nails and other sharp objects. ...

    Continue reading at InSight Crime: Military-Grade Weapons in Michoacán Put Mexican Forces on War Footing. More #InSightCrime.

    Funeral Massacre Latest Example of Extreme Violence Causing Michoacán Exodus.
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    By Scott Mistler-Ferguson.

    Without the bodies, the exact number of people executed in broad daylight at a funeral in Mexico's western state of Michoacán remains unclear, but such episodes of extreme violence are contributing to widespread forced displacement in the area.

    The footage of mourners being lined up against a wall before being shot dead in a hail of gunfire has shocked the nation and been the subject of much speculation, particularly since police did not arrive at the scene in the San José de Gracia municipality until five hours after the shooting, by which time the gunmen had removed the dead bodies from the area and cleaned the blood from the walls and street, according to Michoacán State Attorney General Adrián Solís López. ...

    Continue reading at InSight Crime: Funeral Massacre Latest Example of Extreme Violence Causing Michoacán Exodus. More #InSightCrime.

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