Crime-free town

Americas Now

In Mexico’s long and brutal war on drugs, the central state of Michoacan has been especially hard-hit, with rival cartels engaging in an unrelenting fight for control of territory.

But one small town called Cheran found a way to drive the bad guys out, and for the last five years, they have been effectively governing themselves. 

Correspondent Gerry Hadden reports on how villagers in Cheran have put their guard up, to keep crime down.

Crime-Free Town

Crime-Free Town

In Mexico’s long and brutal war on drugs, the central state of Michoacan has been especially hard-hit, with rival cartels engaging in an unrelenting fight for control of territory. But one small town called Cheran found a way to drive the bad guys out, and for the last five years, they have been effectively governing themselves. Correspondent Gerry Hadden reports on how villagers in Cheran have put their guard up, to keep crime down.
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