Swearing-in today of substitute governor in Michoacán

The rector of the University Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Salvador Jara Guerrero, is to be sworn in this afternoon as substitute governor of Michoacán.

He will replace Fausto Vallejo, who resigned this week for health reasons.

The state has seen some violent confrontations in recent months, as citizens have taken up arms and formed militia groups to defend themselves against drug gangs.

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