In this Saturday, May 14, 2011 photo, local people, members of the security comission of Cheran rest near to a barricade in Michoacan state, Mexico. 
Masked townspeople are blocking the entrance to this mountain hamlet with tires, sandbags and weapons they stole from local police in one of the first major challenges to the reign of terror of Mexico's drug cartels that has come to light.
The fight of the indigenous Purepecha community is not against drug runners, rather illegal loggers protected by drug gangs who were taking away the livelihood of the town of 16,000 surrounded by mountains of pine forests and neat farmland in the southwestern state of Michoacan. (Photo/Miguel Tovar) (image by MTF)
In this Saturday, May 14, 2011 photo, local people, members of the security comission of Cheran rest near to a barricade in Michoacan state, Mexico. Masked townspeople are blocking the entrance to this mountain hamlet with tires, sandbags and weapons they stole from local police in one of the first major challenges to the reign of terror of Mexico's drug cartels that has come to light. The fight of the indigenous Purepecha community is not against drug runners, rather illegal loggers protected by drug gangs who were taking away the livelihood of the town of 16,000 surrounded by mountains of pine forests and neat farmland in the southwestern state of Michoacan. (Photo/Miguel Tovar)
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