El Blog del Narco
Blog del Narco has emerged as the premiere source for Mexico’s Narco News with about 3 million unique visits per month. Mexico has become one of the most dangerous countries in the world for freedom of the press. Many reporters have been executed or kidnapped. For his own safety, the author of Blog del Narco has maintained his/her anonymity by only letting two people (whom are very close to him) know his identity. It is a source of great curiosity how Narco Blog gets the stories and the pictures often well before traditional outlets.
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"We decided to tell people what is actually happening and tell the stories exactly as they happen, without alteration or modifications of convenience," its author tells Boing Boing. "The main goal of the blog is to help Mexican people to take all necessary measures against the insecurity."
Blog Entries by El Blog del Narco
Five gunmen are confirmed dead, the result of an intense 4 hour shootout this morning in Puerto Peñasco, said the Attorney General of the State of Sonora. Among the dead Gonzalo Inzunza Inzunza, a lieutenant in the service of the Sinaloa cartel, who in recent years was operating in the states of Sonora and Baja California. continue reading »
Citizens of Reynosa have expressed dismay and anger at the fact that five schoolchildren are dead and two others injured. The deaths occurred during a chase between military forces and gunmen belonging to the Gulf Cartel. The cartel members managed to escape after running over the children in their quest to escape soldiers. continue reading »
According to the Department of Customs and Border Protection, the suspect tried to smuggle about 840 kilograms of marijuana into Arizona in Watermelons. A 32-year-old Mexican national faces a drug trafficking charge after the arresting officers say he tried smuggling about 840 kilograms of marijuana into Arizona, hidden in a shipment of watermelons. continue reading »
Armed men gunned down five children in Durango. A 12-year-old died in the attack and four other teens were injured. The authorities in Durango report that according to the Deputy Prosecutor of the area which covers the municipalities of La Laguna, that last Friday night there was a massacre. continue reading »
According to the latest report -The Regional Coalition Against Trafficking in Women and Girls in Latin America and the Caribbean -CATWLAC, trafficking in women and girls for sexual exploitation in Mexico is a 10 billion dollars business. There are four Cartels who have entered the human trafficking operation: the Gulf cartel, the Los Zetas, Nuevo Milenio and the Knights Templar, said Teresa Ulloa, director CATWLAC continue reading »
The Mexican army reports that they have confiscated an array composed of five automatic rifles and pistols, and a tiger at a ranch in Icesave, after a series of clashes with an armed group. Soldiers pursued the gunmen into several rural communities without any success. continue reading »
Costa Rica yesterday confirmed the presence of Mexican Cartel Knights Templar in the nation and explained that the criminal gang uses Costa Rican territory as a "strategic point" for cocaine traffic from Colombia. The final destination is Mexico and the United States continue reading »
The remains of four people were found buried in unmarked graves on the edge of Jalisco and Michoacán during the last hours. With this finding,a total 62 bodies have been exhumed in the area since November 9. The Government is coordinating the operations between military, federal police agents and the Attorney General's Office (PGR) continue reading »
The leader of the Los Caballeros Templarios (Knights Templar) drug cartel said in a video uploaded to YouTube that Mexican ex-President Felipe Calderon's sister approached his criminal organization during the 2011 gubernatorial campaign in the western state of Michoacan. continue reading »
Serafin Zambada Ortiz, the son of Mexican drug lord Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, entered a plea of not guilty to drug charges in federal court in San Diego. The 23-year-old Zambada Ortiz, who is a U.S. citizen and was arrested last week in Arizona, appeared before federal Judge Karen Crawford on Wednesday. continue reading »
The young girls were kidnapped by the Gulf Cartel last November 20 and used for several days to extract information on the Zetas. The murderers left messages signed by the Gulf Cartel indicating that they were looking for more members of Los Zetas or for continue reading »
"El Ponchis" was arrested in December 2010 in Cuernavaca International Airport while trying to leave Morelos with two sisters nicknamed "The chabelas". The child admitted he was part of the South Pacific Cartel (CPS) and had tortured and killed four people, and he was convicted and sentenced to three years in custody in the CEMPLA, which will end December 3. continue reading »
The incident occurred during the morning of 10th of this month, when neighbors heard screams between victims and perpetrators. They heard several gun blasts and then an automobile leaving quickly. At 06:30 am while preparing for the workday, witnesses continue reading »
The body of a ten-year-old boy was found yesterday in one of the streets of the colony's Maria belonging to Xaltianguis. A peasant found the body identified as 10-year Arroyo Marifer. The young body was half buried and had minor hits in different parts of the body as well as signs that he was tortured and had a bag over his head. continue reading »
The Citizen Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice today asked the federal government to investigate governors and former governors and completely dismantle criminal organizations that extort, charge "dues", kidnap, rob and murder in the state of Michoacan. continue reading »