Federal police stand guard in front of a bank branch in Apatzingan in Michoacan state, Mexico, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. Federal police control security in the city and both armed and unarmed member of the "self-defense" movement were working with them to identify Knights Templar drug cartel hideouts. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Mexico’s ‘Drug War’ Is Not About Drugs

Frustrated citizens long have imposed their own justice when the official process fails. Lynchings of accused thieves, rapists and murderers occur still far too regularly in rural community and urban neighborhoods alike.

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