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Mexican cartel offers to dissolve itself

“A letter purportedly signed by a major Mexican drug cartel offers to dissolve the gang if the government promises to protect citizens in the western state where it is based, authorities said Wednesday.

Prosecutors said they couldn’t immediately verify the letter’s authenticity — or the offer’s sincerity — but stressed the federal government does not negotiate with drug cartels.

The one-page letter allegedly signed by ‘La Familia Michoacana’ drug cartel was dropped in the streets of some mountain towns in the western state of Michoacan on Tuesday, according to the Michoacan bureau of the federal Attorney General’s Office. It also showed up as a banner above an overpass and was sent as an e-mail to reporters.”

(Source: The Associated Press: Letter: Mexican cartel offers to dissolve itself.)

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