From Prison to Politics: Mexico’s Hot Land (Dispatch 4)

The former leader of a group of vigilantes in Mexico has just been released from prison, and is now eyeing a career in politics. Hipólito Mora was imprisoned on murder charges following a December 2014 shootout in Michoacán between his and another vigilante group led by Luis Antonio Torres, a.k.a. “El Americano.” The clash resulted in 11 deaths — including Mora’s son. VICE News met with Mora in Michoacán to find out what his political goals are following his release from prison, and whether the release of “El Americano” means another shootout can be expected. Watch “How “The Viagras” Got Their Name: Mexico’s Hot Land (Dispatch 3)” – http://bit.ly/19f0rj8 Watch “The Fortress of the Knights Templar: Mexico’s Hot Land (Dispatch 2)” – http://bit.ly/1FbEnlD Read “Mexico Releases Michoacan Vigilante Leader Involved in Fatal Gun Fight With Rival Militia” – http://bit.ly/1C9JjX8 Read “Leader of Knights Templar Cartel ‘La Tuta’ Is Captured in Mexico” – http://bit.ly/1BpIwzr Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos

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