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LatinNews Daily - 03 November 2021

MEXICO: More violence in Michoacán

On 2 November the public security ministry (SSP) for Mexico’s Michoacán state confirmed that eleven boys and men were found shot and killed in the state’s Tangamandapio municipality.

Analysis:

The execution-style murders once again highlight the ongoing current security crisis in the western state of Michoacán, areas of which remain under the control of criminal groups. With six of the victims between the ages of 15-17, the latest murders are likely to heap further pressure on the federal government led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to do more to address security – a declared priority for the government given record homicide levels registered in 2020 and 2019. 

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