Línea Abierta : TOWN UNDER SIEGE.
Summary: TOWN UNDER SIEGE. Across Western Mexico, residents of some towns have armed themselves and organized their own community police, to defend themselves from organized crime. Tired of rapes, killings, and extortions, residents of the town of Tepalcatepec in the state of Michoacán, organized self-defense patrols. They report their town is now without government protection, under siege and neighbors are running out of medicines, food and gas. Guests: Dr. Manuel Mireles, Member , Consejo Ciudadano de Autodefensa de Tepalcatepec, Tepalcatepec, Michoacán, México; Mtro. Jose Maria Cazares Solorzano, President, Comision Estatal de Derechos Humanos de Michoacan, www.cedhmichoacan.org.mx