José Manuel Mireles Valverde

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José Manuel Mireles Valverde (24 October 1958 – 25 November 2020) was a Mexican medical doctor and activist. He was the founder of the paramilitary self-defense groups that fought against the Knights Templar Cartel.[1] He would support people shooting at cartel members out of self-defense. He was arrest for having illegal firearms and explosives in 2014.[2]

On 25 November 2020, Mireles Valverde died from COVID-19 at the age of 62.[3]

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  1. "Mireles, el alzado líder de las autodefensas en Michoacán". Proceso.com.mx. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  2. "Autoridades detienen en Michoacán a José Manuel Mireles" (in Spanish). CNNMéxico. 27 June 2014. Archived from the original on 27 June 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  3. "Mexico ex 'self-defense' vigilante leader dies of COVID-19". AP NEWS. 2020-11-26. Retrieved 2020-11-26.