Members of a criminal group set fire to a truck and blocked the Apatzingán-Aguililla highway in Michoacán with stones and tractor tires.
At that location, the state police are working to remove the vehicle and restore circulation on the road as soon as possible.
Ten days after the elections to renew the governorship, the municipal presidencies, and the councils in the municipality of Aguililla, there are no security conditions.
Both government and electoral authorities have considered that municipality as “a red light” where there will be no voting on June 6.
During the last month, the Ministry of Public Security (SSP) of Michoacán has maintained an operation with 200 police officers in the Tierra Caliente region. However, organized crime continues to maintain control of the region generating constant acts of violence.
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According to local authorities, the situation in this part of the country is the result of a fight between the Jalisco Nueva Generación and the United Cartels criminal group for the control of the area, which has generated insecurity and violence affecting the population.
For this reason, dozens of families have started an exodus to the United States with the intention of requesting political asylum because they cannot live in peace in their homeland.