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Rodrigo Vallejo and 'La Tuta'

The Governor’s Son, the Knights Templar and the Impotence of Mexican Justice

The weak sentence handed out to Rodrigo Vallejo, son of the former governor of the state of Michoacan who held office during the height of the reign of the Knights...
Miguel Angel Luna Munguia

Violence Spikes Ahead of Mexico’s Midterm Elections

Another political candidate has been murdered as Mexico continues to register violence ahead of upcoming midterm elections, with unrest concentrated in regions...
Recently released vigilante leader Hipolito Mora

The New Criminal Players in Mexico’s Embattled Michoacan State

It would be easy to think that given all that has happened in Mexico's Michoacan state over the last few months, everything has changed. Knights Templar leader...

How La Tuta’s Video Showmanship Set Him Apart in Mexico

Knights Templar leader Servando “La Tuta” Gomez, who was arrested by Mexican authorities today, was renowned for his extensive and bombastic reliance on video...

Mexico Captures ‘La Tuta’ but Michoacan Struggles On

The capture of yet another high-level target -- this time Servando Gomez, alias "La Tuta," the leader of the Knights Templar -- should be cause for celebration in...
Nicolas Sierra, leader of the Viagras in Michoacan, Mexico

Mexico Colludes with Alleged Criminals to Hunt Knights Templar

The prosecutor general of Michoacan state in west Mexico has admitted carrying out operations with alleged drug traffickers in the hunt for Knights Templar criminal...
Knights Templar leader "La Tuta" enjoys the media spotlight

Mexico’s Knights Templar Leader Vows to Never Surrender

The head of Mexican criminal group the Knights Templar, "La Tuta," has vowed to "fight to the end" in a defiant rant released at a time when staying quiet and...
La Tuta meeting with journalists

Reporters Give Advice, Get Money from Mexico Cartel: Video

Two journalists in the Pacific Coast state of Michoacan received money from the leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel for presumably giving advice about what...
'El Americano' (center) with 'La Tuta' (right)

Video Shows Mexico Vigilante Leader’s Cartel Ties

Video footage has emerged of a vigilante leader in Michoacan, Mexico, meeting with the head of the Knights Templar just months before he joined a...
Knights Templar leader "La Tuta"

Has Mexico Neutralized the Knights Templar Boss?

A senior security official in Mexico has claimed that the leader of the Knights Templar criminal organization is "practically neutralized," but "La Tuta's" latest...
Estanislao "Papa Smurf" Beltran speaking in Arteaga

Mexico Vigilantes Hunt Knights Templar Boss in his ‘Final Stronghold’

Vigilantes in Mexico have entered a cave complex with guns blazing as they hunt down the Knights Templar's remaining leader in the group's "final stronghold."...
Servando Gomez Martinez, alias "La Tuta"

‘La Tuta’ Likely New Leader of Knights Templar After ‘El Chayo’ Death

The death of Knights Templar leader "El Chayo" in Mexico has had little outward effect on the group's leadership structure, though the take down of the group's...