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According to sources, the indigenous community of Crescencio Morales has blockaded the road between Michoacan and the State of Mexico in protest of government incompetence and incapacity to stop illegal logging. They demand that the government, ideally the army, establish permanent check points to guard their forest. They are renting heavy machinery to block off roads and prevent loggers from entering the forest. However they demand help from the government to protect what they have. They warned the government of the blockade, but due to lack of response, have halted traffic until specific action is taken.
Although the Mazahua community has endeavored to prevent logging by outsiders, it has limited resources to defend their extensive forest area against the well-armed, politically connected loggers. In several instances, the community has captured loggers and turned them over to authorities, but the loggers have never been prosecuted.