Mexican town fed up with violence turns to army

Los Angeles Times, 2/26/2009

Villanueva
Villanueva

The people of Villanueva said they’d had enough. Men in cowboy hats, women with hand-scrawled signs, children on bikes — they gathered outside town and blocked the main interstate highway.

“If you can’t do it, quit!” they told their police force. They demanded that the army take over. The army rolled into this town in Zacatecas state last month and ordered the police to stand down and surrender their weapons. They did.

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