Women in Xaltianguis, a town from Guerrero state in Mexico, have taken up arms against organized crime in their region.
After being trained by the local police forces to handle more than 80 firearms and to patrol the community on daylight in order to prevent crime, more than 100 women formed the self-defense group named Union of Organized Peoples of the State of Guerrero (UPOEG).
Male citizens also joined the group due to their wives or daughters pressure to do so, and will operate mostly at night.
Most of the women have joined the group after seeing their male family members killed by the Knights Templar and Jalisco New Generation, two organized gangs that battle for control of the region.
Source: Latin Times. Read More »