By: Uriel Morales | Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat
Faced with the rising tide of violence occurring in Michoacan and the perspective that the situation has reversed itself, the former leader of the autodefensas, Hipólito Mora, said that today more than ever it is required to resume the ideology of self-defense.
“Of course, throughout all Michoacán, if the government doesn’t do its job, what should we do? Defend ourselves, defend families, even though sometimes it becomes very expensive but we have to do it”, he said.
He said that although the government doesn’t want to accept it, there are autodefensa groups in Michoacán and infiltrators in the Fuerza Rural, which he felt that the government must be careful and remove people who do not share the same meaning of defense.
Hipólito Mora criticized the way the state and federal authority behave when it comes to security matters and urged for the modification of surveillance strategies and law enforcement, which is much needed in Michoacán and Mexico.
Prior to an award ceremony for the citizen, the former autodefensa leader reiterated the urgency to hold Alfredo Castillo Cervantes and the federal government accountable. He also criticized the slowness of the proceedings against Dr. José Manuel Mireles, who in the coming hours will obtain his freedom.
Source: Noticias Terra