Sunday, June 23, 2013

Guerrero: Among Mexico's Poorest States Defends Against Crime

Borderland Beat

The state of Guerrero (which means "warrior") is one of the poorest in Mexico and the site of some of the worst violence in the battle between the drug cartels and Mexican authorities. As a result of the violence, hundreds of civilians have armed themselves with machetes, rifles, and shotguns, put masks on, and decided to police their own communities, effectively taking justice into their own hands.
I have referred to the constitutional right of the indigenous groups to self-govern, in this video a man known as “G-1” explains the federal and state law.
Thank you to the reader that sent this video in…