All About La Familia Michoacana

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 19 APR 2011

From “narcocorridos” to narco-wives, Mexico’s drug war has spilled over into the cultural life of the nation, influencing language and even religion.

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR / 14 MAR 2011

Citizens of the Mexican state of Michoacan woke on Thursday morning to banners hanging from bridges, monuments, and school gates proclaiming the emergence of a new group, the Knights Templar…

HOMICIDES / 9 FEB 2011

Perhaps the most startling thing about the latest Trans-Border Institute's (TBI) report on violence in Mexico is not just that it is backed up by Mexican government statistics,…

CYBERCRIME / 8 FEB 2011

Organized criminals long ago diversified their portfolios, entering lucrative side businesses such as piracy. But groups like the Familia Michoacana seemed to have taken it to a new level, as…

JALISCO CARTEL / 7 FEB 2011

InSight continues to decode the narco-messages, grenade attacks, narco-blockades and other events pouring from the suddenly embattled state of Jalisco. Today, a video message (see below) from one side of…

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 4 FEB 2011

From the outside looking in, we often treat Mexican criminal groups like a sports league. We assign them to teams with virtual uniforms who battle against rivals and never switch…

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 2 FEB 2011

A series of warning banners, or ‘narcomantas,’ have appeared in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, on which the Milenio Cartel printed warnings to its rivals and the authorities, threatening to…

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 2 FEB 2011

Unidentified gunmen coordinated roadblocks on major avenues throughout the Mexican city of Guadalajara, launching scattered attacks against police forces. The violence comes after the long-dormant Milenio Cartel wrote ominous warnings…

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 1 FEB 2011

The most quoted words in the news were those of Janet Napolitano, United States Homeland Security Secretary, who, according to the El Paso Times, said in a speech…

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 31 JAN 2011

El Diario de Juarez reports that Mexicans are applying in greater numbers for legal gun permits. Applications have increased by more than 40 percent since 2007, the military…

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 30 JAN 2011

Guatemalan authorities detained two men (one of whom is shown in the photo) who they said were trafficking pseudoephedrine for the Familia Michoacana, El Milenio newspaper reported.

EL CHANGO / 25 JAN 2011

The Familia Michoacana announced Monday that they were disbanding. Dozens of fliers and banners appeared in the towns Patzcuaro, Quiroga, Santa Clara del Cobre and Apatzingan. …

About InSight Crime

WORK WITH US

Open Position: Full Stack WordPress Developer

28 NOV 2022

As Full Stack WordPress Developer You Will: Work collaboratively with other developers and designers to maintain and improve organizational standards.Demonstrate a high level of attention to detail, and implement best…

THE ORGANIZATION

Join Us This #GivingTuesday in Exposing Organized Crime

24 NOV 2022

For over twelve years, InSight Crime has contributed to the global dialogue on organized crime and corruption. Our work has provided policymakers, analysts, academics, journalists, and the general public with…

THE ORGANIZATION

Like Crime, Our Coverage Knows No Borders

18 NOV 2022

The nature of global organized crime means that while InSight Crime focuses on Latin America, we also follow criminal dynamics worldwide. InSight Crime investigator Alessandro Ford covers the connections between Latin American and European…

THE ORGANIZATION

Using Data to Expose Crime

11 NOV 2022

Co-director Jeremy McDermott made a virtual presentation at a conference hosted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The ‘Sixth International Conference on Governance, Crime, and Justice…

THE ORGANIZATION

InSight Crime ON AIR

4 NOV 2022

InSight Crime Co-director Steven Dudley was interviewed for the podcast The Rosenberg Case: A Tale of Murder, Corruption, and Conspiracy in Guatemala, which explores the potential involvement of then president, Álvaro Colom,…