The Familia Responds to Death of Top Leader

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The Familia Michoacana — the criminal syndicate whose battles this week with authorities in their western stronghold from which they take their name has left them without a leader following the death of Nazario Moreno — has issued a statement directed at the Mexican government and the Michoacán people, which InSight Crime has translated.

The statement, published on the Blog del Narco website, which receives and publishes posts about the drug war in Mexico, and could not be independently verified, threatens Mexican President Felipe Calderón, who is from Michoacán, and his family. It also says more battles with authorities may be coming, telling Michoacán residents, “Do not go to hospitals, do not go shopping, watch TV and stay at home please.”

Full version:

Beware Felipe Calderon, pray to the Holy Ghost, because we bring the blessing of our God. Nazario our God, may God rest his soul. This is not over until the Familia Michoacana dies.

And the Pumas, the Bravos, the Leones, the Resistencia, the 5-5, the Elites, the LF, the CHAYITO, the Machitos, the Beast, the X, the A’s, and many more will not die.

We will come for Calderón and his whole fucking family, we know they’re in Michoacán and recognize that Cheran, Capacuaro, Cheranastico, La Arantepacua, La Mohonera, Nuevo Morelos, are with us.

This is not narco-terrorism, this is a guerrilla war, and it is the war for peace and the federal forces of Michoacán, Don Juan de Arantepacua has his people and we will give our lives for all, salutations.

MESSAGE TO MICHOACAN

Do not panic, try not to go out on the street so the federal pigs can’t disrespect you and to stay clear of stray bullets and more stray bullets. Do not go to hospitals, do not go shopping, watch TV and stay at home please.

Atte. La Familia Michoacana, Phantom 6 and Bravo 6.

Respect and support for our leaders “El Chango” and “La Tuta,” successors and assigns … “La Tuta,'” “Cenizo” and “El Bravo 6.”

So they have all the facts, we tell them who the leaders of the Familia are, so they don’t mislead people and tell more lies.

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