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Monday, April 7, 2014
Mexican Armed Forces Kill Two Top Leaders of Caballeros Templarios
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Article from SourceMex, April 2
President Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration has taken decisive steps to weaken the country’s top criminal organizations by capturing or killing its leaders. In the two latest actions, military personnel killed two of the top leaders of the Caballeros Templarios (Knights Templar) in separate incidents. In early March, Nazario Moreno González, also known as El Chayo, was killed by soldiers near Tumbiscatio in Michoacán. A few weeks later, authorities tracked Enrique Plancarte Solís to a house he rented in the community of Colón in Querétaro state. Plancarte Solís, considered the cartel’s second in command, was killed by the Mexican military just a few steps from city hall.