“President Enrique Peña Nieto said Tuesday that his government would invest the equivalent of about $3.4 billion in social and infrastructure programs for the beleaguered Mexican state of Michoacan,” latimes.com reports, “where armed vigilante groups have been clashing with a drug gang.” Ha-ha. No. The Mexican President is funneling tax money into Michoacan to help suppress an [illegally] armed revolt of the local populace against the Knights Templar cartel and their allies: the Mexican government. “The funding will go to scholarships for students, pensions for the elderly and credits for small business owners, as well as for infrastructure projects such as highways and a new hospital. The plan, Peña Nieto said, was meant ‘to recover security, establish conditions of social order and spur economic development.'” In other words, bribe the leaders of the self-defense groups into laying down their arms. The Times doesn’t say how the Knights Templar view this development. I’m thinking they’ll take a big piece of the pie and murder the self-defense leaders ASAP, while the government whistles to itself and the media cowers in the corner. My .02.