Monday, February 3, 2014

Op-Ed | Enrique Krauze: Mexico’s Vigilantes on the March
In Michoacán, with its significant population of traditionally independent Tarascan Indians and its impressive colonial cities and striking landscapes, The Knights Templar have added their own sinister complement to the panorama of local crime: systematic extortion on an unprecedented scale. Anyone who resists risks loss of property or life. The Knights squeeze homeowners, pharmacies, doctors’ offices, schools, industries, gas stations, public services, even tortilla factories and growers of lemons. No one is safe.
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