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Mexico to deploy federal forces in Michoacan conflict zone

The Mexican government has announced that federal troops will take over security in an area where vigilante groups and a drugs cartel are clashing.

The "self-defence groups" seized several small towns in the western state of Michoacan over the past week.

Will Grant reports.

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