Monday, November 2, 2009
Vigilantes in Mexico
Sylvia Longmire has a report that asks if recent reports of vigilantes in Mexico could morph into a constellation of armed groups similar to what we see in Colombia. Mexico is a long way from Colombia, the groups in Mexico seem to be small and isolated, and it remains to be seen if the recent reports represent the birth of a persistent problem or more of a media phenomenon (vigilante justice makes a great new angle for the same old Mexican crime story). Nonetheless, something to keep an eye on.