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LatinNews Daily Report - 26 July 2013

Peña Nieto’s moment of truth in Tierra Caliente

Development: In the week to 26 July, there have been widespread gunfights and attacks in different parts of the Mexican state of Michoacán, as drug cartels, federal police and local self-defence militia vie for control of small towns and highways, particularly in the Tierra Caliente region. According to the daily Reforma, the death toll in the past week alone is at least 42.

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