All About La Familia Michoacana

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR / 20 JUN 2011

Twenty-three people were killed in the Mexican state of Michoacan in one weekend, as the split between different leaders of the Familia Michoacana continued to exact a bloody…

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 9 JUN 2011

Twenty-one corpses, seemingly killed by suffocation, were found in Michoacan, a state along Mexico’s Pacific coast known as the base of drug trafficking gang the Familia…

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 8 JUN 2011

As Mexico’s drug war rages on, it is increasingly common for criminal groups to target rehabilitation centers in revenge attacks. InSight takes a closer look at this violent phenomenon, and…

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 1 JUN 2011

As state and local election races heat up in Mexico, candidates across the country are seeking to cast themselves as cleaner than their rivals, and free of links to organized…

EL CHANGO / 30 MAY 2011

With Mexican security forces' arrest of 36 alleged members of the Familia Michoacana drug trafficking organization, and the deaths of another 15, the rift between two leaders of…

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 24 MAY 2011

A Mexican judge released 26 policemen who were accused of links to drug trafficking organization the Familia Michoacana, stating that there was no evidence that the criminal…

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 18 MAY 2011

As drug-related violence increases in Mexico, and the justice system seems unable to cope, an increasing number of citizens are turning to vigilantism to protect themselves and administer justice in…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 11 MAY 2011

At least 14 municipal police officers from a town in Mexico State are under investigation for links to the Mano con Ojos (Hand with Eyes), demonstrating the growing clout of…

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 10 MAY 2011

An indigenous community in southwest Mexico has taken up arms and barricaded their town, reportedly in protest against the government's failure to protect them from powerful drug gang the Familia…

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 5 MAY 2011

The entire local police force of a town in central Mexico is being investigated for alleged ties to the Familia Michoacana, in a reminder that, although its leadership appears fractured,…

CONTRABAND / 29 APR 2011

The head of one of Mexico’s most important business federations said recently that piracy and contraband represented a $74 billion industry in that country. It's time to put such claims…

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 20 APR 2011

In an audio recording attributed to Servando Gomez Martinez, alias "La Tuta," the Familia Michoacana leader pleads with his followers to fight to the death against government invaders and rivals…

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