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Mexican forces in Michoacán increase arrests, patrols

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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.

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