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"La Tuta" in a video
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Knights Templar Blame Self-Defense Groups For Violence In Mexico

The leader of Mexico's Caballeros Templarios drug gang has released a video blaming the government, rival cartels and citizen self-defense groups for violence in...
Knights Templar 'narcomanta' addressed to President Calderon
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Mexico’s Knights Templar Gang Bids Farewell to President Calderon

A series of banners  reportedly left by the Knights Templar gang in three Mexican states wish outgoing president Felipe Calderon well for the future,...
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Knights Templar Leader Makes Rare Video Appearance

The leader of Mexico's Knights Templar gang, alias 'La Tuta,' has appeared in a rare video espousing his group's peaceful credentials and calling for the downfall...
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Mexico Forces Pour into Michoacan to Capture ‘La Tuta’

Some 1,800 Federal Police gathered in the west Mexico state of Michoacan in order to track down the leader of drug trafficking organization the Caballeros...
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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...
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Victory or Death…’Compañeros’!

In an audio recording attributed to Servando Gomez Martinez, alias "La Tuta," the Familia Michoacana leader pleads with his followers to fight to the death...
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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...
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Mexican Lawmaker, Allegedly Connected to Crime Boss, Loses Immunity

Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies this week stripped lawmaker Julio César Godoy Toscano of his legal immunity, paving the way for the lawmaker’s prosecution on...
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Familia Michoacana Leader Tells Michoacan ‘God is With Us Until Victory’

In an audio recording attributed to a top leader of the Familia Michoacana, the group's self-serving ideology is heard in full...
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Servando Gomez Martinez, alias ‘La Tuta’

Servando Gomez Martinez, alias "La Tuta," was a former high-ranking member of the Familia Michoacana, who split from the group following the supposed death 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...