La Familia leader sought alliance with ex-rivals - Article Photos 2/7

Jose de Jesus Mendez Vargas, aka, "El Chango" or "The Monkey," alleged leader of Mexican La Familia drug cartel, looks on during his presentation to the press in Mexico City, Wednesday, June 22, 2011. Mendez was arrested at a federal police checkpoint in the Mexican central state of Aguascalientes Tuesday, without confrontation or casualties according to authorities. The government had offered a $2.5 million reward for his capture. (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)