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Reporter: Michoacan 3.0 Redaction
There are six towns in the State of Michoacan where the first elements arrived, both Military and Federal, with the mandate to open a front against the criminality, informed the a member of the Secretary of the Government, Adrian Lopez Solis.
They are, Morelia, Uruapan, Zitacuaro, Sahuayo, Huetamo and La Piedad, these represent places where, they have deployed Military and Federal forces, after being considered high risk area in criminal incidents.
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Those in charge of the internal politics of the State, did not give specific number of forces deployed to the towns during this weekend, however they did declare that the deployment of troops would be gradual.
They also signalled that they have realized strategic positions in logistics to give the best results in matters of Security and Governmental responsibility.
The past October the 4th, the Governor Silvano Aureoles Conejo confirmed the arrival of more than 5000 elements of the Federal Police and Army, with the purpose of protecting the areas bordering Guerrero, Jalisco, Guanajuato and State of Mexico.
La Piedad among the most violent Towns
Until the first trimester of this year, the social organization Semaforo said that these Towns were the ones with the greatest incidences of criminality in the State, among the others were Morelia, Apatzingan and Lazaro Cardenas.
La Piedad surprisingly with 24 red alerts about assassinations and woundings that have been denounced by the citizens. Additionally it is one of the few town that has had red alert status in respect of kidnappings too.
The violence in La Piedad has incremented recently because of the presence of the CJNG during this year, after the disarticulation of the Knights Templar cartel in the State.
Original article in Spanish at Michoacan 3.0