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Los Caballeros Templarios: Intolerance against Federal Prote

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Andrea Olevera

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Los Caballeros Templarios: Intolerance against Federal Protection
Intro cont.
Indoctrinates its operatives to "fight and die" for "social justice".
Have taken full control of the now extinct La Familia Michoacana operations in states including Michoacán, Guerrero, State of Mexico, and Morelos.
Deals with both synthetic drugs and natural drugs
Commits murders, stages kidnappings and runs extortion rackets that target business owners and transport companies, affecting everyday life
Intro Cont.
Michoacan's forests and mountains are used by drug traffickers to grow marijuana and produce synthetic drugs.
Due to their low money stability they charge a monthly fee for the “community’s protection”.

Surged in search for protection of their people(the Michoacanos), due to Mexican authority corruption.
After death of leader of the La Familia Michoacana cartel, the other cartel co-founders, Enrique Plancarte Solís and Servando Gómez Martínez, formed an offshoot of La Familia calling itself Caballeros Templarios (or Knights Templar)
Knights Templar Cartel
Narco banners for the Pope
On 17 March 2012 in the state of Guanajuato, the Knights Templar Cartel put up several banners on bridges welcoming the Pope Benedict XVI, and pledging to not provoke any violent acts during the pope's visit. The 14 banners read the following
Although the immediate response to any cartel would be negative, this specific drug cartel considers itself of “aid to its community, by protecting it from outside attackers or other cartels.

What do you think??
Connection to U.S
Drug & arm trafficking spreads from the U.S across the border reaching the Cartels such as this one.
According to...
Dianne Feinstein, said "as many as 70% of the guns in Mexican cartels come from the US."
"The single biggest supplier of firearms to the Mexican criminals is the US government through our sales to the military and police" argues Robert Fargo the pro-gun magazine The Truth About Guns.
Do you think that greater gun control north of the border would improve security in Mexican communities?
PRI senator Arturo Samora was emphatic: "Definitely it would, yes. In June, the Defense Ministry states that in the last six years, it confiscated more than 12 million cartridges of different calibers."
Possible actions
In Urapicho, a group of 15000 indigenous people has created their own security against narcs due to the fact that they refuse to receive any aid from the Caballeros Templarios. Therefore, are being threatened to death in return from their rejection.
Community provides its own protection, yet as they did not have means of buying guns; they attacked the police in order to attain them.
Narcocorridos: The "Balladeers of Mexico's Drug Wars"
By turns frenetic & mournful, the songs celebrate the violent lives - and grisly deaths - of Mexican drug lords.
Portray drug lord as hard-partying, daredevil Robin Hood fighting the corrupt system.
Some baladeers receive money from drug lords to write paeans about their exploits; some are paid to sing at their private parties in secret hideouts.
But being one of their favorite singer may also make you a target for a rivaling cartel.
•Some “Balladeers” though are breaking the trend of promoting the Cartel’s-like lives and setting a different example as Calibre 50’s song “El Buen Ejemplo”—“The Good Example” Practically states that he’d much rather work in the low class job with very little pay than give his soon to be 6 year old son a bad pathway to follow.

•Do you think that by changing the point of view and imput of these songs, there might be a chance of changing the Cartel’s activities? Why or why not?
True or False
There is only one legal gun store in the entire country of Mexico

1. True

2. False
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