Firefight in western Mexico as vigilantes advance

by EDUARDO VERDUGO, Associated Press - 12 January 2014 14:27-05:00

NUEVA ITALIA, Mexico (AP) — Gunfire has erupted in the western Mexico in an ongoing battle between community self-defense groups and the Knights Templar drug cartel as the vigilantes advance on the town of Nueva Italia.
Members of the so-called self-defense groups have surrounded City Hall and disarmed local police. They've initially been ...


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