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Clash of Local Officials, Vigilantes Leaves 11 Dead

Mark Stevenson Friday, March 2, 2018

LA CONCEPCION, Mexico (AP) — The brothers leading the nearly 15-year fight against a Mexico dam project have been hailed as environmental heroes, but after a confused gunfight between their vigilante forces and other townsfolk, they are now in jail facing homicide charges.

Some residents of the communities around the proposed La Parota dam near Acapulco say the Suastegui brothers have been oppressors who used their "community police" vigilante group to attack elected officials who didn't agree with them. ...

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