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Eye for an eye: rough justice in Mexico's Wild West

Masked members of the "Community Police", run by local residents of towns to police their communities, escort dozens of prisoners accused of crimes from petty theft to murder onto a basketball court to face public trial, in the town of El Mezon, near Ayutla de los Libres in the Costa Chica (small coast) region of the southern state of Guerrero January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Masked members of the "Community Police", run by local residents of towns to police their communities, escort dozens of prisoners accused of crimes from petty theft to murder onto a basketball court to face public trial, in the town of El Mezon, near...more

Masked members of the "Community Police", run by local residents of towns to police their communities, escort dozens of prisoners accused of crimes from petty theft to murder onto a basketball court to face public trial, in the town of El Mezon, near Ayutla de los Libres in the Costa Chica (small coast) region of the southern state of Guerrero January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Masked members of the "Community Police", run by local residents of towns to police their communities, escort dozens of prisoners accused of crimes from petty theft to murder onto a basketball court to face public trial, in the town of El Mezon, near Ayutla de los Libres in the Costa Chica (small coast) region of the southern state of Guerrero January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Masked members of the "Community Police", run by local residents of towns to police their communities, escort dozens of prisoners accused of crimes from petty theft to murder onto a basketball court to face public trial, in the town of El Mezon, near...more

Masked members of the "Community Police", run by local residents of towns to police their communities, escort dozens of prisoners accused of crimes from petty theft to murder onto a basketball court to face public trial, in the town of El Mezon, near Ayutla de los Libres in the Costa Chica (small coast) region of the southern state of Guerrero January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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A masked member of the "Community Police", run by local residents of towns to police their communities, escorts a prisoner accused of committed crime onto a basketball court to face public trial, in the town of El Mezon, near Ayutla de los Libres in the Costa Chica (small coast) region of the southern state of Guerrero January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A masked member of the "Community Police", run by local residents of towns to police their communities, escorts a prisoner accused of committed crime onto a basketball court to face public trial, in the town of El Mezon, near Ayutla de los Libres in...more

A masked member of the "Community Police", run by local residents of towns to police their communities, escorts a prisoner accused of committed crime onto a basketball court to face public trial, in the town of El Mezon, near Ayutla de los Libres in the Costa Chica (small coast) region of the southern state of Guerrero January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Masked members of the "Community Police", run by local residents of towns to police their communities, escort dozens of prisoners accused of crimes from petty theft to murder onto a basketball court to face public trial, in the town of El Mezon, near Ayutla de los Libres in the Costa Chica (small coast) region of the southern state of Guerrero January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Masked members of the "Community Police", run by local residents of towns to police their communities, escort dozens of prisoners accused of crimes from petty theft to murder onto a basketball court to face public trial, in the town of El Mezon, near...more

Masked members of the "Community Police", run by local residents of towns to police their communities, escort dozens of prisoners accused of crimes from petty theft to murder onto a basketball court to face public trial, in the town of El Mezon, near Ayutla de los Libres in the Costa Chica (small coast) region of the southern state of Guerrero January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Masked members of the "Community Police", run by local residents of towns to police their communities, escort dozens of prisoners accused of crimes from petty theft to murder onto a basketball court to face public trial, in the town of El Mezon, near Ayutla de los Libres in the Costa Chica (small coast) region of the southern state of Guerrero January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Masked members of the "Community Police", run by local residents of towns to police their communities, escort dozens of prisoners accused of crimes from petty theft to murder onto a basketball court to face public trial, in the town of El Mezon, near...more

Masked members of the "Community Police", run by local residents of towns to police their communities, escort dozens of prisoners accused of crimes from petty theft to murder onto a basketball court to face public trial, in the town of El Mezon, near Ayutla de los Libres in the Costa Chica (small coast) region of the southern state of Guerrero January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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People walk past the stores in Ayutla de los Libres in the Costa Chica (small coast) region of the southern state of Guerrero January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Henry Romero

People walk past the stores in Ayutla de los Libres in the Costa Chica (small coast) region of the southern state of Guerrero January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Henry Romero

People walk past the stores in Ayutla de los Libres in the Costa Chica (small coast) region of the southern state of Guerrero January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Masked members of the "Community Police", run by local residents of towns to police their communities, escort dozens of prisoners accused of crimes from petty theft to murder onto a basketball court to face public trial, in the town of El Mezon, near Ayutla de los Libres in the Costa Chica (small coast) region of the southern state of Guerrero January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Masked members of the "Community Police", run by local residents of towns to police their communities, escort dozens of prisoners accused of crimes from petty theft to murder onto a basketball court to face public trial, in the town of El Mezon, near...more

Masked members of the "Community Police", run by local residents of towns to police their communities, escort dozens of prisoners accused of crimes from petty theft to murder onto a basketball court to face public trial, in the town of El Mezon, near Ayutla de los Libres in the Costa Chica (small coast) region of the southern state of Guerrero January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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