June 3, 2013
Mexico D.F. (PROCESO).- At the end of last century, after the death of Amado Carrillo, leader of the Juarez Cartel, the leadership of the criminal organization went to his brother Vicente aka “El Viceroy”. Lately the power of the organization fell and there are signs of Vicente being sick and practically in retirement. But that doesn´t matter, the criminal groups restore themselves. Nowadays a new generation of the Carrillo family has created alliances with the Beltran Leyva (former lieutenants of Amado Carrillo) and “Los Zetas”(this according to a PGR file accessed by PROCESO) in order restore Juarez in the criminal map. This is the New Juarez Cartel, led by a man nicknamed “Betty La Fea (Ugly Betty)”.
They call him “Ugly Betty” even if he´s no heroine like the Colombian soup opera character made famous in the 90´s. His name is Alberto Carrillo Fuentes, an up and coming capo and leading actor in the bloody cartel wars taking place in the states of Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Sonora, Coahuila and Durango.
According to files from the PGR accessed by PROCESO, “Ugly Betty” is the leader of the New Juarez Cartel, as the old criminal group calls itself now, this group is allied with Los Zetas and the Beltran Leyva Cartel who are fighting for their territories against the Sinaloa Cartel.
“Ugly Betty” is Amado Carrillo´s brother aka “El Señor de los Cielos”, founder and former boss of bosses in the Juarez Cartel, and of Vicente Carrillo Fuentes aka “El Viceroy”, who, according to authorities began leading the Juarez Cartel in 1997, after Amado´s death.
“There are versions” pointing to the poor health of Vicente, for this reason he is more of a “moral leader”, he doesn´t take any more decisions, nor he helps in the structural design of the New Juarez Cartel, this according to the PGR files.
To this day -according to those same files- the New Juarez Cartel leaders are: “Ugly Betty” as the top leader and Amado´s sons Julio Cesar and Juan Carrillo Leyva, younger brother of Vicente Carrillo Leyva, currently in prison.
Even though authorities still don´t know where the nickname generated, they do know that the war he wages alongside Miguel Angel Treviño aka “Z40” and Hector Beltran Leyva aka “El H” against Joaquin Guzman Loera aka “El Chapo” has taken thousands of lives.
This is part of a full article published in PROCESO magazine.
|Vicente Carrillo Leyva, Amado´s son and brother of the new leaders of the Juarez Cartel.|