Monday, February 10, 2014

Templarios luxury at a cost to Michoacan

When you take and take till there's very little left ... it's bound to catch up with you. That is what has happened to the Caballeros Templarios in most of the Western part of Michoacan State. The Federal Government finally took over the port of Lazaro Cardenas to better control the flow of drugs into the country and the flow of illegal materials leaving.

The latest move to take back control of businesses , homes and their lives has come from the people. Civilian vigilantes groups known as the "autodefensas" – or self defense squads have taken back many of the towns of Western Michoacan. Led by farmers, shopkeepers, doctors and taxi-drivers, vigilante militias have turned the tables on one of Mexico’s most ruthless cartels, the Knights Templar, a gang that names itself after medieval crusaders to appear brave and righteous even as it traffics crystal meth. The offensive has changed the face of the country’s drug war inspiring optimism that cartels who rule by terror can be defeated when the people rise up against them.

Vigilante fighter "El Love" occupying a cartel house in Nueva Italia

Need a closet

Or a bathroom

Knights Templar leader's indoor pool


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Tzintzuntzan Video

Video from The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH)


Tzintzuntzan, lugar de colibríes o Tariaran, casa del viento, fue una de las últimas grandes ciudades del mundo prehispánico y capital económica, política y religiosa del imperio Purépecha...

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Michoacan in 1950

Asi Era Michoacan ... 1950

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Bass fishing from kayak in lake Zirahuen

Alejandro has been fishing from a kayak for 5 years, time that has helped him to focus in finesse tactics which he employs often in his home lake, Zirahuen. He has participated in several tournaments in Mexico and currently his personal record largemouth bass, caught from a kayak, stands at 14 lbs 10 oz. Alejandro also focuses his efforts on big bass, for which he employs different tactics. During 2010, he caught 5 bass over 10 lbs from his kayak.



Bass fishing from kayak in lake Zirahuen, Mexico

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Gastrocervecero Morelia Festival 2013



Morelia Gastrocervecero will host the Festival, which will take place on 20 and 21 April in the Garden Convention Center Orquidario

Morelia, Michoacán. - For the second consecutive year, Morelia will host the Gastrocervecero Festival, which will take place on the 20 and 21 April in the garden Orquidario Convention Center, with the participation of craft beer producers local, national and international and traditional cuisine.

Mi Morelia article in Spanish
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