Mexico’s drug war has gone quiet. Not less lethal. Just less loud. While the cartels are still killing each other at almost the same clip, they’ve traded grisly massacres for more subtle methods.
Jan. 25, 2013 A group of 27 people, captured by vigilantes in Ayutla de los Libres, are kept under custody inside a house at the village in the Mexico’s southern state of Guerrero. Hundreds of civilians armed with rifles, pistols and machetes are providing security for the communities of Tecoanapa and Ayutla de los Libre, saying gangs were committing robberies, kidnappings and murders, nearly unimpeded by police. Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images Buy Photo