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A Mexican drug lord said to have been killed more than three years ago was shot dead in a clash with authorities Sunday, officials said. A man who died in a shootout in western Michoacan state "has been identified as Nazario Moreno," also known as "El Chayo," a government official said ahead of a press conference set to take place at 7:00 pm (0100 GMT Monday). "All signs point to this being 'El Chayo,'" a government official had said earlier on condition of anonymity about the suspect killed Sunday. The government deployed more than 9,000 troops and federal police in Michoacan's Tierra Caliente ("hot land") region in January after new gunfights erupted between the cartel and vigilantes.