Tuesday, June 21, 2011
El Chango Arrested
José de Jesús Méndez, the leader of the portion of La Familia still calling itself La Familia, has been arrested in Cosío, Aguascalientes, by the Federal Police. This comes after a particularly violent weekend in Michoacán and ongoing fighting between Méndez's group and the Caballeros Templarios, who are led by La Tuta, for the past several months. Usually arrests of capos lead to more violence, but given that context, this might actually settle things down in Michoacán.