Mexican army troops fired on villagers who blocked roads when soldiers arrived to arrest the leader of a self-defense militia who refused orders to demobilize.
Mexican authoritie announced the capture of the country's most-wanted drug lord, Servando Gómez AKA "La Tuta"—boss of Michoacán's feared Knights Templar cartel.
Mexican police busted a major operative of Michoacán's Knights Templar syndicate—as videotapes emerged implicating a top TV anchor in pay-offs from the cartel.
Mexican authorities seized a ship carrying 68,000 tons of illegal iron ore bound for China—hailed as the latest blow against the drug cartels' contraband mineral sideline.
For the second time in four years, Mexican authorities announced the death of Michoacán's top drug lord Nazario Moreno AKA "El Chayo" in a shoot-out with federal police.
Mexican authorities seized 119,000 tons of iron ore at Michoacán's Pacific seaport of Lázaro Cardenas, following tips about drug cartels exporting black-market ore to China.
Mexican security forces announced the arrest of a top leader of the New Generation drug cartel, based in the western state of Jalisco, and linked to the Michoacán violence.
Mexico's government signed an accord with Michoacán's "community police" network, calling for the self-defense militias to be incorporated into the official security forces.
Michoacán's blood-drenched Knights Templar cartel have amassed a land empire in the Mexican state, using the avocado industry to launder narco profits.
Mexican federal police arrested 38 people across violence-torn Michoacán state, claiming a blow against the notorious Knights Templar drug cartel.
Up to 12 were reported dead after Mexican army troops were sent in to take back Michocacán villages from the "community police" vigilante force.
Some 100 gunmen from a "community police" force in Mexico's Michoacán state seized the town of Nueva Italia—precipiatating a shoot-out with the Knights Templar cartel.