A Federal police patrol mans a weapon atop a vehicle in Morelia, in the Mexican state of Michoacan October 28, 2013. Mexico has stepped up security in a troubled western region after a string of ... more 
A Federal police patrol mans a weapon atop a vehicle in Morelia, in the Mexican state of Michoacan October 28, 2013. Mexico has stepped up security in a troubled western region after a string of attacks on electricity installations at the weekend that temporarily knocked out power for hundreds of thousands of people. Energy Minister Pedro Joaquin Coldwell told reporters security forces had increased their presence at facilities of the state-run electricity company the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) and oil monopoly Pemex in the violent state of Michoacan. An unspecified number of substations were attacked and damaged early on Sunday, and six gas stations were also damaged, Michoacan's interior minister, Jaime Mares, told Mexican radio on Monday. REUTERS/Alan Ortega (MEXICO - Tags: CIVIL UNREST ENERGY CRIME LAW) less 
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