Carlos Alberto Rosales Mendoza was born on February 12, 1963, La Unión, Guerrero in southern Mexico, and died on December 27, 2015.
He was a former Mexican drug lord.
Carlos founded and lead an organized crime syndicate called La Familia Michoacana.
He was a close friend and associate of Osiel Cárdenas Guillén, the former leader of the Gulf Cartel.
In the 1980s, when Carlos founded the first cells of La Familia Michoacana, the Milenio Cartel was competing with the organization for the control of the production and distribution of narcotics in the state of Michoacán.
He decided to unite with the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas to thwart the Milenio Cartel in 2000, causing a wave of violence in western Mexico that lasted until the year 2003.
Mendoza was arrested two times, on 24 October 2004, and on 5 August 2014, and set free in late 2014.
Carlos was found dead in a parking lot on 28 December 2015.
Carlos Alberto Rosales Mendoza passed away at 52 yrs old.