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Mexican criminal groups see Covid-19 crisis as opportunity to gain more power

Close to 200 active criminal groups act as guardians and protectors of communities while using extortion, kidnapping, and violence

Men with assault rifles stand guard as their colleagues hand out plastic bags of groceries from a pick-up truck to a crowd of mostly older women.

  • Falco Ernst
  • The Guardian

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