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Mexican government: La Familia cartel in retreat

Mexican government: La Familia cartel in retreat

Mexico's federal security spokesman says the La Familia drug cartel is "weakened and in retreat," but lawmakers are skeptical about banners proclaiming the brutal gang has dissolved itself.
Spokesman Alejandro Poire says the government will not back down on its fight to crush the gang, based in President Felipe Calderon's home state of Michoacan.
Poire would not comment directly Tuesday on the banners that appeared in Michoacan, claiming La Familia "is completely dissolved." But he said the gang has been weakened since its leader Nazario Moreno was killed in a gunbattle with police last month.
However, Michoacan lawmakers dismissed the banners as a possible ploy by the gang to divert the government's focus.


Updated : 2021-10-25 05:19 GMT+08:00