All About La Familia Michoacana

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 13 JUL 2011

Mexican authorities boast of having confiscated more than $260 million from organized crime in nearly five years of the Calderon administration, but the number pales in comparison to the…

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 12 JUL 2011

Milenio newspaper reports on the criminal threats to Leon, a relatively peaceful city in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato.

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 11 JUL 2011

Some 1,800 Federal Police gathered in the west Mexico state of Michoacan in order to track down the leader of drug trafficking organization the Caballeros Templarios.

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR / 8 JUL 2011

At least seven people have been killed in the western Mexico state of Michoacan in battles between the federal police and members of criminal group the Caballeros Templarios.

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 5 JUL 2011

The leader of the Oficina, a minor criminal organization reportedly linked to the Familia Michoacana drug gang, was gunned down by the security forces inside a house in Aguascalientes,…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 5 JUL 2011

On the eve of a vital gubernatorial election in Mexico State, five dismembered bodies were left in plastic bags in two cities, with notes attributing the killings to the Mano…

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 29 JUN 2011

With a series of public banners posted around the Mexican state of Michoacan, the Familia drug gang has sought to distance itself from recently arrested boss Jose de Jesus…

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 28 JUN 2011

A report by Mexico’s government has branded the actions of the Familia drug gang as "terrorist" -- a misleading term to describe a criminal group that has…

JUAREZ CARTEL / 27 JUN 2011

With just a little over a year left in his term, Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon is looking at a very different criminal landscape than when he took office in 2006,…

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 23 JUN 2011

A pair of recent arrests have underscored the increasing vulnerability of La Linea, once one of the most potent criminal groups in Juarez, Mexico's most notorious city.

EL CHANGO / 23 JUN 2011

The arrested leader of Mexican drug gang the Familia Michoacana revealed that he had recently sought an alliance with the Zetas to support his group in its…

EL CHANGO / 22 JUN 2011

Mexico arrested Familia head Jose de Jesus Mendez, alias 'El Chango,' in another blow to the already reeling criminal group, chalking up a result…

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