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Arrested Kingpin Reveals Zeta-Familia Alliance

The arrested leader of Mexican drug gang the Familia Michoacana revealed that he had recently sought an alliance with the Zetas to support his group in its...

Mexico Catches Leader of Familia Drug Gang

Mexico arrested Familia head Jose de Jesus Mendez, alias 'El Chango,' in another blow to the already reeling criminal group, chalking up a result for the Federal...

Mass Arrest in Mexico Exposes Familia’s Internal Divide

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...

Familia Michoacana is ‘Completely Dissolved’

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...

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...