After eight months with the emergence of the community guards in Michoacán, the governor, Fausto Vallejo Figueroa, anticipates that amid the critical situation that occurs throughout the state, he will finally talk with the leaders of the self-defense groups that maintain their presence in at least six municipalities in the state.
This occurs just after the violent weekend that the state suffered through, with the attempt to uprise a new self-defense group in the municipality of Apatzingán on Saturday October 26, when about 3,000 demonstrators were attacked in front of the town hall in the presence of the Mexican Army.
However, since the emergence of the first armed civil groups in the municipalities of Tepalcatepec and Buenavista on February 24, the state government not only denied the existence of the groups, but was also responsible for minimizing the situation in the region of Tierra Caliente.
In an interview conducted by Revolución TresPuntoCero, José Manuel Mireles, leader of the Consejo Ciudadano de Autodefensa de Tepalcatepec (Citizens Council of Self-Defense in Tepalcatepec), warned that just like in his municipality, the citizens of Buenavista are armed to the teeth and ready for anything: “The church bells ring and in minutes we assemble 5,000 people in the main square of Tepalcatepec”, he said.
However, the statements of Vallejo Figueroa and the previous governor Jesús Reyna García claimed that the presence of the self-defense groups have “diminished” and that also with the presence of the federal forces in the region they were “unarmed”.
Nevertheless, Revolución TresPuntoCero also reported the presence of armed civil groups in the regions of Tierra Caliente and Costa de Michoacán through photographs and videos that were spread throughout social networks.
While the community police in Tepalcatepec and Buenavista were the pioneers, these armed civil groups were followed by those from Coalcomán, Chinicuila, Aguililla (July 26) and Aquila (July 24).
The reason why they decided to uprise, as reported, was because state and municipal governments have been indifferent with the charging of quotas to merchants, professionals, and even with the development of public works.
It’s all because of the connection, which the self-defense groups report, the Michoacán authorities in all three levels of government, the Mexican Army, the Federal, Municipal police, are with the Knights Templar.
Such as Vallejo Figueroa, who is accused of receiving funds from narcos for his political campaign as governor; as well as mayors and congressmen from the PRI throughout the entire state.
In addition, the former governor of Michoacán, Jesús Reyna García, who attended the funeral of the father of Nazario Moreno, “El Chayo” on Wednesday, July 24.
Source: Revolución 3.0