RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Clashes between at least nine drug cartels have plunged the Mexican state of Michoacán into a serious crisis of violence due to the dispute over the production and trafficking of drugs such as marijuana and methamphetamine, as well as natural resources and minerals.
With just 4.8 million inhabitants, Michoacán is the sixth state in the country with the highest number of intentional homicides due to the unrelenting struggle between cartels, making it one of the epicenters of violence in Mexico.
A total of 34,554 intentional homicides were recorded in Mexico in 2020 . . .