Mexico launches military push to restore order in Michoacan state

May 22, 2013 9:28 AM

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Mexico launches military push to restore order in Michoacan state

MEXICO CITY -- The Mexican government poured army troops -- and high-level delegations -- into western Mexico on Tuesday in a bid to take back control of a region long besieged by a deadly drug cartel.

The operation in the Pacific state of Michoacan is the first major military deployment targeting drug traffickers to be ordered by the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto, which is still struggling to publicly define its security strategy six months after assuming leadership of this violent c...

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