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Indian Community Arms Themselves Against Mexican Drug Gang

Santa Maria Urapicho, a Purepecha Indian community in western Mexico, has armed itself and is on alert to deal with threats from suspected members of the Los Caballeros Templarios drug gang, an Indian leader told Efe. continue reading »

New Security Measures in Place After Mexican Indian Murders

An indigenous community in the western Mexican state of Michoacan has stepped up security measures in the wake of this week's kidnap-murders of two of its members by suspected mobsters, saying state authorities have broken their promise to protect them. continue reading »

Mexican Indians Free 14 Police and 2 Government Officials Held Hostages

Fourteen police and two government officials taken prisoner by a group of Indians in the western Mexican state of Michoacan were released on Friday as talks resumed between authorities and indigenous leaders. The cops and state officials were seized early Thursday while investigating the deaths of eight people in armed clashes in Cheran, a rebel municipality in Michoacan. continue reading »

Mexico’s Indians Fairing the Worst Against Terrible Drought

The Raramuri Indians, inhabitants of the Sierra Tarahumara region of the northern state of Chihuahua, are battling severe food shortages and a threat to their traditional way of life amid Mexico's most worst drought in 71 years. continue reading »

1997 Massacre Victims Honored by Mexican Indians

Indian-rights activists and relatives of 45 people slain in 1997 in a village just north of this highland Mexican city commemorated the 14th anniversary of the massacre and expressed fears of renewed violence after dozens convicted in the killings had their sentences overturned. continue reading »