All About La Familia Michoacana

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 31 AUG 2012

A protected witness at the trial of alleged drug trafficker Henry Fariñas provided grisly details of how Fariñas' organization would smuggle cocaine for Mexican groups like the Familia Michoacana, and…

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 31 AUG 2012

Mexican soldiers uncovered six clandestine graves in Michoacan state, along with a site where victims were tortured, executed and burned in makeshift ovens, a tactic that was also used to…

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR / 8 AUG 2012

A report about a small Mexican town which defied powerful criminal groups offers a close-up portrait of the methods of the Familia Michoacana and Caballeros Templarios gangs, who…

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 19 JUL 2012

Nazario Moreno Gonzalez, the deceased founder of the Familia Michoacana drug gang, is reportedly worshipped as a saint in his home state of Michoacan, drawing attention to the links…

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 23 MAR 2012

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony for a new army garrison in Michoacan, the Mexican president revealed that a total of 8,000 troops are currently deployed in the state as part…

JALISCO CARTEL / 23 MAR 2012

The Jalisco Cartel - New Generation has released a video asking the government not to hinder their efforts to drive a rival drug gang out of south Mexico, in order…

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 20 MAR 2012

The recent killing of 12 policemen in Guerrero, and a car bomb in Tamaulipas, serve as illustrations of the threat of large-scale violence posed by Mexico’s drug trafficking organizations.

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 2 MAR 2012

El Universal reports on the emergence in Mexico City of thugs-for-hire who impersonate cartel members in order to intimidate their clients' rivals.

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 21 FEB 2012

A new report argues that, far from fracturing, Mexico's drug trafficking groups are stronger than at the beginning of Calderon's time in office. However, this overlooks the fragile and fast-changing…

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR / 8 FEB 2012

The Knights Templar, an offshoot of the Familia Michoacana, one of Mexico's most prominent drug cartels, issued warnings to other criminal organizations to avoid violence during an upcoming visit by…

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR / 3 FEB 2012

Mexico deployed approximately 4,000 troops to the western state of Michoacan, where rival criminal gangs are engaged in a heated battle over control of the region.

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR / 13 JAN 2012

The Caballeros Templarios drug gang have hung banners throughout the state of Michoacan, criticizing Mexico's security forces for alleged human rights abuses, in their latest attempt to win grassroots…

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