The feared riot squad of the Colombian National Police has been mobilized to Arauca to break up peasant blockades of roads leading to Occidental Petroleum’s oilfields.
With law and order stretched thin in Mexico, citizen posses have stepped up, rounding up accused drug dealers and other criminals. Frequently armed with household rifles and shotguns, the civilian police militia of Ayutla, Guerrero, is trying to maintain the peace… Read moreVigilante justice in Mexico
by Dudley Althaus, Global Post
AYUTLA DE LOS LIBRES, Mexico — For almost a month now, hundreds of masked men wielding old shotguns, rifles, revolvers and machetes have claimed to be the law in the rugged mountains outside the faded resort of Acapulco.
Manning roadblocks and patrolling by the truckload, these citizen posses have been rounding up accused drug dealers, rapists, killers and rustlers under the wincing but winking watch of state and federal security forces.Continue ReadingCAN VIGILANTE JUSTICE SAVE MEXICO?