Michoacan - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Michoacan


Tourist bus crash kills 24 in Mexico

Apr 14, 2017 - 10:23 AM

The victims were on holiday and on the way to the beach district of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo in Guerrero

Mexico arrests high-profile vigilante leader

Jun 28, 2014 - 6:36 PM

Jose Manuel Mireles the face of a powerful anti crime vigilante group in the western state of Michoacan was detained after entering a town with more than 100 armed supporters

Vigilantes enter Mexican drug cartel's key bastion

Feb 09, 2014 - 11:30 AM

Vigilante militias that have fought a drug cartel in western Mexico for a year entered a key gang bastion on Saturday

Mexico to give registered anti-drug vigilantes official status

Jan 31, 2014 - 3:51 PM

Some 400 to 600 people are expected to be registered according to a federal government commissioner for security in Michoacan

MAKING IT OFFICIAL. Mexico is reclassifying registered vigilante forces as rural defense groups

Drug war: Mexican forces regain some ground in troubled state

Jan 16, 2014 - 10:57 AM

The turmoil in Michoacan has become the biggest security challenge for President Enrique Peña Nieto s 13 month old administration undermining his pledge to reduce drug violence

Mexico: 22 killed in coordinated attack on police

Jul 24, 2013 - 4:03 PM

Heavily armed men assaulted Mexican federal police units in a carefully planned attack in which 22 people were killed most of them assailants in six towns

CRIME SCENE. Federal agents and soldiers of the Mexican Army stand guard on a road where alleged drug traffickers attacked federal policemen leaving at least 20 criminals and two federal agents dead, near Arteag, in the state of Michoacan, Mexico, 23 July 2013. Photo by EPA/Stringer