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Muerte de Capo en México Señala el Fin de los Caballeros Templarios

MORELIA, Michoacán – La muerte del líder del cártel de los Caballeros Templarios apunta al aparente final del antes temible cártel, ya que los restos de la organización criminal han sido absorbidos por un nuevo cártel llamado La Nueva Familia Michoacana.

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Drug Lord’s Death Indicates End of Knights Templar Cartel

MORELIA, Michoacan — The death of the top leader of the Knights Templar cartel points to the apparent end of the once fearsome entity as the remnants are absorbed by a new cartel, La Nueva Familia Michoacana.

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GRAPHIC: Narco-Terror in Southern Mexico — 19 Dead in 3 Days

Terror is spreading over the rural area of the state now known as “Tierra Caliente” or “hot lands.” In three days, cartel gunmen have murdered 19 victims — 14 of those victims were beheaded and dismembered. Authorities in Michoacan tried to diminish the raging violence by claiming the murders are isolated incidents. The violence began over the weekend when suspected members of the Nueva Familia Michoacana (New Michoacan Family) kidnapped and murdered Alonzo “Papas” Renteria Andrade. The murder victim is the brother of the now jailed kingpin, Ignacio “Cenizo” Renteria Andrade.

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Mexican Army Captures Knights Templar Cartel Boss

Mexican authorities captured the top leader of the Knights Templar Cartel after a brief firefight in the Mexican state of Michoacan. The kingpin was previously arrested in 2016 with more than two dozen gunmen but bribed officials to secure a release.

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Arkansas Raid Lands 52 Suspected Drug Traffickers in Jail

Law enforcement authorities announced multiple federal indictments following the completion of an early morning raid. The operation resulted in dozens of arrests of suspected drug and illegal gun dealers.

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Mexican Governor Accuses Mayor, Cops in Mass Murder Case

The governor of the Mexican state of Michoacan has singled out one of the mayors in his state, several local police officers and one state cop as being responsible for the murder of several victims whose bodies were incinerated.

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Pope Francis Visiting Mexican State Hit Hard by Violent Drug Cartels

Pope Francis will be in Morelia, the capital of the state of Michoacan today speaking to citizens and young people who have lived in a country hit hard by drugs, drug smuggling, and trafficking by violent drug cartels. He begins his fourth day of his Apostolic Journey to Mexico.

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Mexican Prosecutor Claims Criminals Infiltrated Vigilante Groups

As brutal drug violence in the Mexican states of Michoacán and Guerrero continues, a Mexican prosecutor is claiming that vigilante groups supposedly battling drug cartels alongside the government have been extensively infiltrated by criminals.

Members of the community police walk near a deceased member of the Knights Templar cartel (Caballeros Templarios) after a clash in Michoacan state

Rival Militia Leaders Released from Prison in Mexico, Violence Expected

In one of the most turbulent areas affected by Mexico’s drug war, more violence is expected after two rival militia leaders were exonerated by a judge for acting in self-defense.

The March 10 ruling resulted in the release from prison of Hipólito Mora, founder of one of the first so-called autodefensa groups in the town of La Ruana, Michoacan, along with 26 of his men, according to a Vice News report. Luis Antonio “El Americano” Torres, leader of the rival Buenavista group, was expected to be released very soon.

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Mexico Captures Knights Templar’s Top Boss

The leader of the ruthless Knights Templar Cartel has been arrested following an early morning raid in Mexico. Before becoming a cartel boss he also happened to be an elementary school teacher. Federal authorities carried out a surprise raid shortly before

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US Man Used Wheelchair to Smuggle Guns for Mexican Cartel

A disabled man from California has been sent to prison for using his wheelchair and special van to smuggle weapons and ammunition for the infamous Knights Templar cartel. A U.S. District judge in San Diego sentenced 53-year-old Sergio Garcia Rico