Between Cartels and Self-Defense Forces: The Dangerous Life of Priests in Michoacán – by Manu Ureste (Animal Político)

 ~ This article was originally published by Animal Político on February 16, 2016 ~ “Look Father, if you don’t leave town, we’re going to stone you, then we’re going to hang you up.” Father José Luis Segura, 60, speaks slowly, Continue reading

Signs of Resistance: Benjamín Le Barón and the First Self-Defense Force of the Mexican Drug War – by Sandra Rodríguez

~ This chapter was originally published in the book La guerra por Juárez edited by Alejandro Paez Varela and published by Editorial Planeta in Mexico in 2009 ~   In the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains there’s a valley Continue reading

Self-defense Forces in Veracruz Reveal Themselves to Mexico’s Armed Forces – by Rodrigo Soberanes Santín (AVCNoticias)

~ This article was originally published by AVCNoticias on May, 4 2014 ~   Soledad Atzompa’s “self-defense” forces showed themselves to Mexico’s Army and Ministry of Public Safety. Officials from federal forces toured the town to familiarize themselves with the Continue reading