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Mexico's Apatzingan braced for drug war clashes

Vigilantes in the Mexico state of Michoacan have defied a government order to lay down their weapons, as they continue their "self-defence" against the Knights Templar drug cartel.

The cartel has been driven out of some towns but many businesses in its stronghold of Apatzingan have closed in self-imposed exile, fearful that the violent clashes will move there next.

Will Grant reports from Apatzingan.

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