In the Mexican state of Michoacán, armed civilian groups continue to challenge the powerful drug cartels in the region. The federal government began by calling earlier this month for the groups to lay down their arms.
But this week, the government said it reached a deal with the groups, known as "autodefensas," or "self-defense' groups, to incorporate local members to join with police. Journalist Verónica Calderón has been reporting from Michoacán for El País. She joins the show with more.