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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 heartbreak and first betrayal:
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.
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.