In this May 20, 2013 photo, an armed man from a local self-defense group stands with his weapon at the entrance of the town of Buenavista, Mexico. Self-defense groups started to spring

 

              In this May 20, 2013 photo, an armed man from a local self-defense group stands with his weapon at the entrance of the town of Buenavista, Mexico. Self-defense groups started to spring
In this May 20, 2013 photo, an armed man from a local self-defense group stands with his weapon at the entrance of the town of Buenavista, Mexico. Self-defense groups started to spring up in February to fight back the Knights Templar drug cartel which is extorting protection payments from cattlemen and lime growers, butchers and even marijuana growers. The federal government sees both the self-defense forces and the cartel as dangerous enemies. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)