Mexico: Mireles won’t back down

Mexican militia leader vows to continue battle with drug cartels after plane crash

More than a week after surviving a plane crash, the injured Mexican militia leader Jose Manuel Mireles rejected the government’s call for his movement to disarm, vowing to fight on until the drug cartel leaders in his area have been arrested and the state of Michoacan establishes the rule of law.

Mireles, a 55-year-old surgeon who leads the militia movement that has spread rapidly over the past year across Michoacan and seized territory from the Knights Templar drug cartel, spoke to reporters late Monday from a safe house after being treated at a private hospital in Mexico City.

As you know, militias fighting the Knights Templar cartel in Michoacán state got smashed by the government, leaving 2-4 militia dead.

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One Response to “Mexico: Mireles won’t back down”

  1. John A Says:

    Only government – and criminals – are supposed to have firearms. In direct conflict with its own Human Rights guidelines the UN has said so!