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Wednesday March 12, 2014

Blog del Narco: Michoacan Locals Say Knights Templar Cartel Weakened by 75%

Blog del Narco: Michoacan Locals Say Knights Templar Cartel Weakened by 75%

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The death of Nazario Moreno, “El Chayo” represents a large breakthrough for the safety of the community because he was “the main enemy” of Michoacán, said a spokesman of armed civilian group.

El Chayo was the main leader and was the one who gave the orders to execute those who got in his way,” said Estanislao Beltran, a spokesman of the AUC of Michoacán. The armed civilian group emerged last year to face the “Templars”, whom they accuse for extortion and murder. “They are weak ... The Knights Templar Cartel is weakened by 70 or 80%. We have to end this, “said Beltran.

The government of President Enrique Peña Nieto confirmed that “El Chayo” whom the previous federal administration had declared dead in 2010, actually died Sunday in a shootout with federal forces a few kilometers from the county seat.  Oliva said that the death of “El Chayo” is one of the strongest blows to the “Templars”, and now the main leaders of this organization shall be “obviously,” Servando Gómez, “The Tuta “and” Kike “Plancarte. The analyst added that the sheer number of federal agents operating in Michoacán makes it unlikely a violent response from the “Templars” will follow after the death of one of its leaders, but also said achieving peace in the Michoacán area will need to be nourished by the arrests of the new Cartel leaders. Among other things, he said, will be necessary to work in social reconstruction, and the strengthening of Michoacán institutions. “First mission should be to undermine the social base, especially with the young people, from 15 and 25, who have been recruited by the Cartels and have really no alternative, in terms of Education.  “Said Dr. Eduardo Guerrero, a specialist in security issues.  Agreements, as governor, aim “to achieve progressively the demobilization.

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