Wednesday, June 22, 2011

El Chango on Display
















Presented to the media on June 22, 2011 in Mexico City is first a group of sicarios from the Caballeros Templarios and then Jesús Méndez Vargas, alias "El Chango" leader and co-founder of "La Familia Michoacana".

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Mexico catches reputed leader of La Familia cartel

By Dudley Althaus
Houstin Chronicle

Mexican federal police Tuesday captured the leader of La Familia, one of the country's most powerful criminal gangs, whose brutality against its rivals led President Felipe Calderon to launch his far-from-finished crackdown on organized crime nearly five years ago.

Agents arrested Jose de Jesus Mendez Vargas - widely known as El Chango, or "The Monkey" - without incident in a small town in central Aguascalientes state. The arrest comes after weeks of violence between La Familia and a breakaway gang that calls itself the Knights Templar that has killed dozens in recent days.

"With this capture, the remnants of the command structure of this organization is destroyed," said Alejandro Poire, the government's national security spokesman. Calderon, via his Twitter account, called the arrest a "big blow" against organized crime.

For all of that, Mendez's arrest hardly means immediate peace in the territories where La Familia holds sway. The killings or capture of other Mexican drug lords - such as Arturo Beltran Levya in December 2009 - unleashed gangland feuds that killed hundreds.

Rooted in - and closely identified with - the western state of Michoacan, La Familia burst into the public consciousness in 2006 when it went to war with the Zetas, the vicious band based along the South Texas border.

La Familia assassins in September of that year rolled the detached heads of five rivals onto the floor of a disco in the Michoacan city of Uruapan - the first time decapitations were used in Mexico's gang wars.

Had code of 'ethics'
Promoting themselves as protectors of the Michoacan people, La Familia leaders issued a code of ethics for its members, executing those who broke it, and professed a quasi-religious social philosophy.

"La Familia doesn't kill for money, doesn't kill women, doesn't kill innocents," declared a placard left with the disco heads. "Those who die deserve to die.

"Let everyone know," it warned. "This is divine justice."

Those early beheadings appalled Mexico, providing Calderon reason to send thousands of troops into Michoacan - the president's native state and a leading source of immigrants to the United States - in an effort to bring peace.

Calderon quickly deployed the military and federal police to gangster-infested areas across much of Mexico. Gangland violence exploded. Now, after some 40,000 dead, the bloodshed continues in Michoacan and most everywhere else.

Despite its supposed high-mindedness, La Familia grew into one of the most feared of Mexico's seven major gangs, with a firm grip on Michoacan, parts of neighboring states and the outskirts of Mexico City.

Originally specializing in manufacturing methamphetamine for export north, it later branched into extortion, kidnapping and street-level drug trafficking.

Mendez had assumed command of La Familia following the December killing by security forces of Nazario Moreno, known as "The Craziest One." But Moreno's death led to a split between Mendez and other La Familia bosses, who formed the Knights Templar. Those other leaders - Servando Gomez and Enrique Plancarte - remain at large.

Rivals killing members
More than three dozen men have been killed since late last week as the Knights Templar have executed alleged La Familia members, leaving notes promising to free Michoacan communities from crime.

Amid the new killing, the breakaway group announced last week that La Familia had become allies again with the Zetas. Mendez was captured Tuesday near the state line of Zacatecas, a Zetas stronghold.

"This is what happens to those who support Chango Mendez, the Zetas and all their allies," warned a note left with some recent victims. "Thieves, kidnappers, extortionists, rapists and all those who act against our state will follow."

52 comments:

  1. Check out the Desert Eagle

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  2. Wait a minute here. They did'nt beat the shit out of him which is the tradition. Somethings wrong here. Makes you wonder!!!
    He might be in the hands of his police buddies.....

    P.S. It does appear as though hes been eating his young ones. Hes appears more ape like than monkey like..

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  3. Nice video. The guy looks like he lost a whole lot of sleep.

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  4. Getting around bad. Looks like they fucked him up pretty good with no visible bruises.

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  5. They need to take all these criminals right from the picture taking session straight to the gallows and hang them...

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  6. These Scumbags had the nerve to say they were doing
    God's work well lets see how "GOD TREATS THEM NOW".I know that theres a special place in Hell for these Scum Bags. They try and say that their Chrstians and they push poison even on their own people. Wait till they get locked up with some real gangsters that eat scum like this for breakfast! I have to say from watching the video that they all look "Bipolar" and that their "In Breds" Happens all the time to country folk like them! These scum bags watched one too many (novellas) and actually thought that they were contenders! This was Mexico's
    answer to the "Texas Chain Saw" murderes!

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  7. Man he had a hard time getting out of that truck. But no visible bruises--I think the federales gave him a blanket party.

    I'd like to hear more about the knights templar. Are they really saying they are going to execute anyone who messes with the state?

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  8. Not exactly a snappy dresser. What happened to the Polo shirts?

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  9. DFL your blatant ignorance found on almost every post is getting quite annoying. Saying outlandish things which in the could not be farther from the truth if you put it on the moon. Think before you respond.

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  10. Hahahahhhah!! your fucked now fattie!

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  11. My Hero. Steal from the rich to give to the unfortunate.

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  12. that mother fucker's fat.

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  13. Trouble getting out maybe due to leg irons. He looks over fed and under worked.

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  14. He don't walk so good, Maybe He dropped the soap jaja

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  15. Damn, it seems they did put a beating on this guy. He limped his ass out of that truck and barely. So if he was such a bad ass why didn't he go out with a fight? Like El botas blancas there haven't been many to go out with a fight.
    Seems to me this guy was scared the Knights were close to him and he would end up on the other side of the blade.......

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  16. These fucks wouldn't last a day in the Bronx. Weak-ass bitches.

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  17. His cheeks are sucked in like a crackhead yet hes overweight..One ugly dude

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  18. @JUNE 22 2:24
    UH. SCREW YOU. I'LL WRITE WHATEVER I SEE FIT WITH NO REGUARD TO YOUR OPINION!!!
    SAVE YOUR RESPONSE FOR SOMEONE WHO CARES !!

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  19. here comes the All Caps brigade...

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  20. He was probably enjoying his life, sexing all the youg girls, snorting and smoking, ordering people killed on a whim.

    Probably a sressful eixistence, but you BET he "has money" saved somewhere to ease the pain.

    And he will be treated well UNLESS he gets extradited to the US, then he is IN TROUBLE.

    But so what if he was captured FIVE MORE "to take his place." THe "life" is too exciting.

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  21. DFL thats fine continue to perpetuate your stupidity for everyone to marvel at lol. Truth is no one cares about your opinion.

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  22. 5 12 id like to see those hard bronx people try to set up in juarez. They'd get there heads chopped of by guys in milatary gear showing up in caravans of bullet proof suv's. Piss poor gangsters would get stommped by cartel gunmen

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  23. @June 22 7:24
    Obviously you care what my opinion is, thats why you read and respond to my comments - you fucking ass wipe.
    You and your blowhard words mean nothing to me. You can tell that your a stinking worthless Yankee!! I'm from the Texas Mexican border , from the land of the filty Zetas. What i have to say means more than some putts, like you who sits at home surfing the internet for someone to bother-Fuck off bitch- do not respond- no one cares what you have to say!!!

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  24. @ DFL
    Don't you mean regard? Not reguard

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  25. haha this guys a loser. now if they would of caught some one big like hector beltran leyva el H or his brother mario alberto beltran leyva el general,or chapo or VCf then it would be different. this guy was weak he got kicked out of his own state. the beltran leyvas split from chapo like 3 or 4 years ago and they still control northern and southern sinaloa,and chapo still cant get them out.

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  26. Beltran leyvas rule! chapo and this fat fuck should learn from arturo beltran whenevr you guys get caught. surrounded by more than 200 marines he still went at it with only 6 gunmen 200 to 6 obviously theres no way he would of won. but that arturo had mad balls not like chapo. anyways beltran leyvas are still operating actively. specially with that fransisco hernandez garcia el 2000 or panchillo up in sonora. you never hear about that fool. but hes been dominating nogales sonora for the beltran leyvas for a while now.

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  27. yea i predict chapo guzman to go down soon,,probably before hector beltran leyva falls. those beltran leyva are more powerful than everyone thinks.i mean they control guasave,los mochis,mazatlan and attempting to get guamuchil all in the state of sinaloa. where supposibly chapo and mayo have control of, thats bullshit. they barely control culiacan,,and the beltran leyva enter culiacan whenever they want. just saying chapos sinaloas cartel is not as big as they make it to be..they cant even control their own state.

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  28. the beltran leyvas were before thhe sinaloa cartels commanders which means they controlled the plazas they bought the cops they killed rival cartel member who wanted to enter,,chapo was never their boss he only worked with them. the beltrans never worked for chapo. so all you idiots that say the beltran leyvas pretty much were absorbed by zetas{specially sum idiot who goes by the name of j} are completely stupid. its called supporting each other,common enemies.beltran leyvas are still very active. just look what happened in ruiz nayarit and tubutama,,chapos guys always end up dead wen it comes to major battles

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  29. chapo wouldnt be where hes at without the help of his friend slash boss juan jose esparragoza moreno the real sinaloa cartel boss, and also because hes related to pedro aviles perez the first and real boss of all this shit. its so obvious. just saying

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  30. puro beltran leyva y la ultima letra and CAF and VCF, chapos team and allies are soon gunna lose.

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  31. Nacho Coronel went down fighting also. Beltranes betrayed sinaloa by bringing in the z to the state. If they were as strong as people think they would've taken on the cds without any help. Zetas are gona betray them and used them to get to the pacific. CDS basicly owns el triangulo de oro (Chiuahua,Durango, and Sinaloa.) Beltranes do have good people though like el chapito flores. But to think they are stronger then CDS is dumb

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  32. First off,
    For those who speak of Ignacio "Nacho" Coronel dead are doing him a favor. Have you ever wondered why his body was not found? They say his sicarios rescued his body, BULLSHIT. As long as the authorities announced his death everyone believes it. The fucked up part El Coronel has every federal,etc. in Jalisco in his hands.
    Also, to the idiot that said "These fucks wouldn't last a day in the Bronx. Weak-ass bitches.", The cartels have flooded all the 5 burrows of New York with Cocaine,marijuana,etc.
    Punk little thugs like yourself wouldnt last a day in tamaulipas. As a matter of fact, any part of mexico.


    Puro ZETA Beltran L.
    ala verga con cdg,sinaloa, y la tuta maldito perro infeliz

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  33. to that person that says the beltranes betrayed sinaloa is an idiot..who turned in alfredo beltran leyva for the release of his son ivan archivaldo guzman/// el chapo. why did el mayos son get extradited but not el chapos?? why did arturo said fuck chapo and started killing everyone,,and arturo had high goverment officials on his payroll.why would arturo beltran kill chapos other son edgar guzman? is soo obvious chapo is nothing but a traitor. thats why the beltran and all allies are going after his ass..and thats why he fucken fled the country haha what a pussy

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  34. as for this guy he tried to ally himself with zetas but probably had little or nothing to offer the zetas either way,,the zetas also want something in return. when the beltran allied themselves with the zetas they started offering sharing plazas with them cause theyre the ones that controlled it..obviously its till the enemy outta of the way.

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  35. so its like this hector beltran leyva,heriberto lascano,vicente carillo fuentes,fernando sanchez arellano,and probably the left overs of la familia michiocana vs joaquin guzman loera, ismael zambada,,i would put juan jose esparragoza but i doubt he fights against the beltran leyva since their family is related,,hes probabaly neutral,,just like nacho was,and cartel del golfo, and some faggots that go by the name of the caballeros templarios haha. yea i put my bet on the first team.chapos getting old and zambadas probably emotionally hurt,,he probably cries about his first son vicente every night.

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  36. sinaloa cartel doesnt even control sinaloa,,they dont control chihuahua and thats for sure,,there stronghold has always been DURANGO...and that plazas been really heating up. and in chihuahua el flaco salguiero from gente nueva flipped and is now with the beltrans, carillo fuentes,zetas,caf.

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  37. all im saying is that beltran leyvas zetas carillo fuentes and arellano felix are gonna end up on top,everyone has their own opinion and thats mine. chapo might have alot of money but so do the beltran leyvas, and vicente carillo fuentes, brother of amado carillo fuentes,and so do the arellano felix, and i wouldnt doubt the zetas have a large amount of money too. i guess were gonna have to wait and see.when the elections of 2012 comes chapo your goverment protecting you days are over.

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  38. and to all those that dont kno chapo is becoming more like the zetas,,it is said that in culiacan, durango he is already extorting people and forcing/threating them to work for him as sicarios so yea now you know. y arriba cosala sinaloa..y santiago papasquiaro durango. puro BELTRAN LEYVA y LA ULTIMA LETRAZZZZ,CAF,CARTEL DE JUAREZ

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  39. AL 100 CON LA MOCHOMERA!. AL 100 CON EL H....R.I.P ARTURO BELTRAN LEYVA, EL BOTAS BLANCAS, EL JEFE DE JEFES, EL BARBAS, LA MUERTE, EL LICENCIADO, EL TIO. OH AND BY THE WAY THEY ONLY GAVE ALFREDO BELTRAN LEYVA 5 YEARS IN PRISON, HE IS CURRENTLY IN SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA, AND FOR THOSE THA DONT KNOW THAT PLACE IS VERY CORRUPT,,SO WAIT ITS BEEN LIKE 4 YEARS ARLEADY.HAHA

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  40. 1 42 I meant they betrayed the state of sinaloa by bringing in the zetas. They couldn't hang on there own and brought kidnappers and extortionist to the state. 4 16 you heard he's extoring and people to work for el chapo? Well iv seen with my own eyes that they don't. I'm right by santiago and his people patrol freely and don't mess with people. Never have I seen them force anyone. So u heard wrong

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  41. i never said santiago papasquiaro..i said durango,durango and areas around durango,and also culiacan.chapo has been losing some ground and his enemies are aiming for his stronghold..DURANGO.also i heard zetas are operating in santiago papasquiaro..with beltran leyvas,,im not too sure about that but its not unlikely.bt yea chapos getting weaker and extorting people,i guess its all those years of war that are finally cathing up with him.

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  42. yo hablo de la sierra de durango,y la ciudad de durango y culiacan,,its really not a secret.

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  43. of course its probably not chapo himself,,but people that work for him,,,just like i bet lascano himself doesnt go around extorting,or jacking people.so yeah now you know.

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  44. actually chapo betrayed the state of sinaloa by betraying alfredo beltran leyva. what did he think they were just gonna accept it and move on,,when everyone knew he had everything under control? well if thats what he thought he fucked up. so the war for turf in sinaloa and alot of other areas like sonora are because of el chapo.

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  45. El Mayo cares 4 no one but himself when the mexican authorities gained intelligence on him he was looking at lots of time behind bars luckily he made a compromise & decided to give up his own son for his freedom

    PURO ZETA
    Aunq EL Mochomo este preso sigue trabajando
    no se acabo su jale.
    EN paz descanse El Jefe De Jefes Arturo Beltran L.

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  46. Arturo Beltran Leyvas is one of Satans little bitches!!!

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  47. I am not a Yankee lol. I live in the south and lived in dallas for 5 years congrats your assumptions have once again proved your incompetence. I am most likely many years younger than you too. And no one cares about your posts I just point them out to show everyone what a moron you are lol.

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  48. As you can see, right before they are presented to the media...some of them usually get an ass kicking or two by the cops.

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  49. I guess someone did not follow rule #2 don't get high on your own supply!!!!! Check out his checks all sucked up look like el chango got hooked up with cristal!!!!!!

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  50. Nah. If he were on meth he would be a lot thinner.

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  51. @10:24 totally right these ignorant new york people think this is all a game but give it some time and La Familia, Gulf Cartel, Zetas, Sinaloa, and others will be cutting heads off in your city and will make all your gangs and "gangsters" up there tremble, they did it here in California to gangsters that are twice as violent as people in New York

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