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Mass Grave Found in Acapulco, Linked to Tourist Disappearances

After the mysterious disappearance of twenty men apparently on vacation in Acapulco, Guerrero more than five weeks ago, Mexican officials have discovered a mass...
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45 Members of ‘La Familia Michoacana’ Arrested in Atlanta Bust

In a dramatic police crackdown last Thursday in Atlanta, Georgia, US officials arrested 45 people suspected of distributing drugs for the Familia Michoacana crime...
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9 Police Killed in ‘Familia Michoacana’ Ambush

Gunmen armed with AK-47 and AR-15 assault rifles and riding in a convoy that included at least ten SUVs and trucks intercepted 20 state police officers near the...
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Former Michoacán Mayor Arrested for Alleged Links to ‘Familia’

The Mexican military detained José Luis Avalos Rangel, the former mayor of Tzitzio, a town in northern Michoacán, along with four others and accused them of...
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Recordings Reveal Connection between Mexican Legislator and ‘Familia’

Audio leaked to Mexican radio by the Federal Police reportedly captures a conversation between Servando Gómez Martínez, alias "La Tuta," a leader of the...
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José Jesús Méndez Vargas, alias ‘El Chango’

José Jesús Méndez Vargas, alias “El Chango”, fue una figura clave del grupo criminal mexicano La Familia Michoacana, y era considerado la mano derecha del...
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Nazario Moreno Gonzalez, alias ‘El Chayo’

Nazario Moreno Gonzalez, alias "El Chayo" or "The Craziest One" (El Mas Loco) was a founding member of the Familia Michoacana and later a leader of the...
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5 Arrested in Jalisco with C-4; Part of New Alliance

Five men, two of them ex-military, carrying explosives, weapons, flak jackets and T-shirts with the letters "MFG" were arrested in Jalisco, El Universal is...
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New Trade for Traffickers: Cattle Rustling

Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTO) like Mexico's La Familia, is entering the cattle rustling business, according to a lengthy article in El Universal. The...
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Familia Michoacana

At the height of its power, the Familia Michoacana’s brutal tactics, strong base of operations and pseudo-religious ideology made it a formidable operation and a...