The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi80° Mostly Sunny

Tonight

Lo56° Breezy

Wednesday

Hi77° Mostly Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo52° Mostly Clear

Thursday

Hi79° Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo54° Mostly Clear

Friday

Hi83° Sunny

Friday Night

Lo57° Clear

Saturday

Hi86° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo57° Clear

Mexican forces in Michoacán increase arrests, patrols

Send to Kindle
Print This

NUEVO ITALIA, Mexico — The thousands of federal police and military troops who have descended on the troubled Mexican state of Michoacán have been busy arresting suspected drug cartel members, disarming untrustworthy local police officers and standing guard on street corners of its tiny towns, assault rifles at the ready.

The troop buildup has so far deterred the region’s vigilante “self-defense” groups from broadening their fight against the powerful Knights Templar drug cartel and helped President Enrique Peña Nieto avert a domestic disaster.

View my optionsorSign in