Mexico Vigilantes

May 10, 2014 - 12:05 AM
Armed men belonging to the Self-Defense Council of Michoacan (CAM) look out toward the sea as they guard a checkpoint set up by the self-defense group in Chuquiapan on the outskirts of the seaport of Lazaro Cardenas in western Mexico, Friday, May 9, 2014. Mexico’s government plans on Saturday to begin demobilizing the vigilante movement that largely expelled the Knights Templar cartel when state and local authorities couldn’t. But tension remained on Friday in the coastal part of the state outside the port of Lazaro Cardenas, where some self-defense groups plan to continue as they are, defending their territory without registering their arms. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)