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Mexican musicians trade violins for guns to battle Knights Templar cartel

ariachi musician Efrain has traded his violin for a rifle. He wants to fight a drug cartel that killed two of his nephews. His plight is like that of many in the Mexican state of Michoacan, where vigilante groups were formed last year to take on the cartel called the…

Drug gang warnings ahead of pope visit to Mexico

A drug gang warned its rivals to keep the peace during a papal visit to Mexico next month in banners hung around the central state of Guanajuato which Pope Benedict XVI is due to visit. The warnings, signed by the the Knights Templar gang, were quickly removed Tuesday and came…