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Michoacán: State of Mexico
Michoacán, formally Michoacán de Ocampo, officially Estado Libre y Soberano de Michoacán de Ocampo, is one of the 32 states which comprise the Federal Entities of Mexico. The state is divided into 113 municipalities and its capital city is Morelia. The city was named after José María Morelos, a native of the city and one of the main heroes of the Mexican War of Independence.


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Mexican authorities investigate find of 12 bodies in stolen pickup

Mexican authorities said on Saturday they were investigating the deaths of 12 men whose bodies were found with signs of gunshot wounds inside a stolen pickup truck abandoned in the violent western..
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Mexican authorities discover 24 bodies in western state hit by drug-fueled violence

Mexican authorities on Thursday said they found 24 bodies in the western state of Michoacan as drug-related violence escalates across the country.
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8 shot dead in Mexico’s Michoacan as president visits state

8 shot dead in mexico’s michoacan as president visits state
The bodies of eight slain men were found in southern Michoacan state Friday the same day President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador visited the state to celebrate the opening of another National Guard..
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Shootout at Mexican slot machine arcade kills nine, including children

Shooters killed nine people, including a 12-year-old boy and four teens, in a blaze of gunfire at a slot-machine arcade in the central Mexican state of Michoacan, part of a wave of violence sweeping..
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At famed Mexican butterfly reserve, second worker found dead

Mexican authorities said on Saturday they are investigating the possible murder of a tour guide working at a famous butterfly reserve in the western state of Michoacan, just two days after its former..
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Mexican activist who fought to protect monarch butterflies found dead

Environmental activist Homero Gomez, who fought to protect the famed monarch butterfly, has been found dead in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, a local authority said, two weeks after he..
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Mexican butterfly activist's disappearance: 53 police detained

Homero Gómez, who manages a monarch butterfly sanctuary in Michoacán, was last seen on 13 January.
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Missing Mexican radio host found dead in violent Michoacan

A radio station host and manager in the Mexican state of Michoacan who went missing in late November has been found dead, officials said on Thursday, adding to the growing murder toll of journalists as..
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Mexico: Army deployed after police killed in ambush

Monday's attack in the western Michoacán state is blamed on a powerful drug cartel.
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14 police killed in western Mexico attack - officials

14 police killed in western mexico attack - officials
Gunmen killed 14 police officers today in an attack in the state of Michoacan, western Mexico, authorities said. It is is the latest violence in the region - a hotspot for criminal groups and..
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More than a dozen police killed in ambush in violent Mexican state

More than a dozen police have been shot dead in an ambush in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, authorities said on Monday, in one of the bloodiest attacks on security forces since President..
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At Least 19 Bodies Found After Being Killed By Cartel In Uruapan, Mexico

at least 19 bodies found after being killed by cartel in uruapan, mexico
Mexican authorities in the southwestern state of Michoacan said they found 19 bodies, including several which were dismembered, on Thursday around the drug-cartel hotbed of Uruapan, according to The..
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Nineteen bodies, some dismembered, found in southwestern Mexico

Mexican authorities said Thursday that they found 19 bodies, some dismembered, in the southwestern state of Michoacan, as the federal government seeks to combat rising violence with a new militarized..
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Mexico helicopter crash kills four, including state security chief

A top Mexico state security official was among four killed in a helicopter crash in Mexico on Wednesday that was likely due to bad weather, Michoacan Gov. Silvano Aureoles announced in a post on..
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Thieves In Mexico Have A New Target: Trucks Full Of Avocados

thieves in mexico have a new target: trucks full of avocados
Avocado farmers, packers, and exporters took out newspaper advertisements in the Mexican state of Michoacán on Friday to explain how up to four trucks full of the in-demand fruit are stolen every day,..
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