Mexico: Mireles won’t back down
By Fausta's Blog on January 16, 2014
Mexican militia leader vows to continue battle with drug cartels after plane crash More than a week after surviving a plane crash, the injured Mexican militia leader Jose Manuel Mireles rejected the government’s call for his movement to disarm, vowing to fight on until the drug cartel leaders in his area have been arrested and the state of Michoacan establishes the rule of law. Mireles, a 55-year-old surgeon who leads the militia movement that has spread rapidly over the past year across Michoacan and seized territory from the Knights Templar drug cartel, spoke to reporters late Monday from a safe house after being treated at a private hospital in Mexico City. As you know, militias fighting the Knights Templar cartel in Michoacán state got smashed by the government, leaving 2-4 militia dead. . . .