Zetas-CDG-LFM-Millennium: The war that began because of the love of a woman, that initiated the rise of CJNG

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She was the cousin of ‘El Mencho’ who betrayed Rosales and fell in love with Armando Valencia, causing a violent break with the Gulf Cartel

The ultimate betrayal: In the Michoacán municipality of  Parácuaro , on the night of December 27, 2015, there was a “meeting” attended by Tisico Templarios and fake autodefensas, such as El Americano, and José Méndez Vargas.Tisico was set up for death. When he exited the meeting with  others his executioners were waiting with a plan.

The heartbreak and first betrayal:

 The heartbreak of a woman initiated the rise of the most violent criminal organization currently operating in our country: the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación. 

‘El Tísico

In his book “Los Malditos 2. El último infierno” the journalist J. Jesús Lemus narrates some stories of his time in the federal prison in Puente Grande.  Lemus was unjustly imprisoned after being accused of being the operator of several criminal organizations, this during the administration of President Felipe Calderón. Following his incarceration  through one of the maximum security prisons in our country, Lemus wrote Los Malditos, a work of which he has already published two volumes. In his book Lemus tells the story of Carlos Rosales, alias ‘El Tísico’, one of the founders of La Familia Michoacana and operator of Osiel Cárdenas Guillén in Michoacán. 


In his story “Carlitos, el Michoacano”, Lemus narrates how the Gulf Cartel arrived in Michoacán and the relationship that it established with the Valencia family, the main drug sellers in the area.

“I never imagined that that friendship between Osiel, Armando Valencia and I would end in disgrace. The love of a woman ended up separating us,” ‘El Tísico’ told Lemus. When they were partners, Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes , ‘El Mencho’, who was then part of the Los Valencia group, who introduced Rosales to his cousin Inés.

They fell in love and had a son; That personal relationship promoted the business relationship between the Valencians (who called themselves the Millennium Cartel) and the Gulf Cartel. 

However, the cousin of ‘El Mencho’ betrayed Rosales and fell in love with Armando Valencia, which caused a violent break with the Gulf Cartel. Osiel Cárdenas supported Rosales and made a legion of assassins from Los Zetas available to kill the Valencia family, who in turn allied with the Sinaloa Cartel. And it was just this approach that empowered the Millennium Cartel and gave rise to the CJNG cartel. Rosales was released in June 2014, after spending 10 years in Puente Grande; in December 2015, he was assassinated in Parácuaro, Michoacán, after a meeting with self-defense groups.


                                                                             El Molcas

The rise of CJNG
The alliance between the Valencia and the Sinaloa Cartel was made through Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Coronel, (above) who in July 2010 was shot down by members of the Mexican Army in Zapopan. Upon Coronel’s death, the Millennium organization divided into two groups: La Resistencia, headed by Ramiro Pozos, alias’ El Molcas’, and the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación, founded by ‘El Mencho’ and Erick Valencia Salazar, alias’ El 85, the latter arrested in March 2012.
While the CJNG continued the alliance with ‘Chapo’ Guzmán; The Resistance allied with La Familia Michoacana and the Zetas.
The meeting: At one point, the meeting was going south.  Tisico wanted to leave. Simultaneously, many surmise police were signaled, because they immediately  interrupted the meeting  and a confrontation ensued not only of the police but among the organized crime members, that lasted over two hours and spread to several villages in the region.
It was around 01:15 hours on Monday, in the vicinity of the house of Santa Casilda, at kilometer 132 + 750 of the highway Uruapan – Cuatro Caminos, in the Siglo XXI highway the four bodies were found each been shot to death.
Immediately elements of federal forces moved to the site of the body dump. The investigation expert staff of Gabriel Zamora, who after arrival confirmed that these were the bodies of Carlos Rosales Mendoza “El Tísico”, Alberto Espinoza Barrón “La Fresa, and two others known by the monikers “Perro Pinto” y “El Chiguan”.
Supposedly the body of Rosales was missing half his face.
Carlos Rosales, who also was known by the nickname Tisico or El Carlitos, was imprisoned for ten years, until he was released  in May 2014.
He was captured in October 2003 in Morelia, during a military operation, and charged with drug crimes and organized crime.
According to the Attorney General’s Office, he was one of the founders of the cartel known as La Familia Michoacana, which succeeded the criminal group known as La Compañía and subsequently split and became Caballeros Templarios.
Rosales was the boss over other leaders Nazario Moreno González, El Chayo; Jesús Mendez, El Chango,  and Servando Gomez, La Tuta; the first was killed, the other two are in prison.