In this Jan. 16, 2014 file photo, an armed man belonging to the Self-Defense Council of Michoacan, (CAM), stands guard at a checkpoint set up by the self-defense group at the entrance to Antunez, Mexico. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)

Mexico Vigilantes Agree To Join Government Forces

MEXICO CITY (AP) — “Self-defense” groups confronting a drug cartel in the western state of Michoacan have agreed to join government law enforcement forces after months of firefights with gang members, many times as federal police and troops stood by. The government announced Monday that it had reached a deal with vigilante leaders to incorporate […]