Mexican anti-cartel militiamen resisting government plan to demobilize them

By Nick Miroff, Joshua Partlow, May 11, 2014

TANCITARO, Mexico — The Mexican government is facing a crucial test over the coming days as it moves to rein in armed militia groups across the mountain towns of Michoacan, the volatile western state where avocado farmers and lime pickers have banded together to drive out drug cartel gangsters.

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