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.
The Blog has been recognized by CNN, Univision, LaJornada, Milenio.com to mention only a few.
"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
A confrontation arose Sunday in the town of Cotija, Michoacan leaving 2 people dead as well as the discovery of various weapons and munitions. The incident took place at approximately 12:30 in the afternoon when soldiers moved their vehicles into Cotija-Quitupan. continue reading »
"The two Letters" are a new Cartel in Sinaloa, that has been very busy since April of this year. They are responsible for several executions where they always leave a narco message calling out rival drug lord El Chapo. continue reading »
Authorities report that eight policemen have been killed in an ambush by Los Zetas in Guatemala continue reading »
Eliceo Gomez is the owner of a place where he has sold stolen gasoline in the village Ojo de Agua, near San Juan de Alima. Eliceo utilizes hawk and radio to warn of police movements and EM-CO. continue reading »
In a town known as The Junction in Ecuador, a captain in the army -Telmo Castro Donoso, was arrested for ties to the Sinaloa Cartel. At Los Rios, also a local area, a woman was found stabbed to death continue reading »
In Camargo, Chihuahua around 5:00 pm on Thursday, thugs left a card with criminal threats to sex workers who work in the downtown area. The message was made with newspaper clippings on a fluorescent yellow colored cardboard, threatening to kill them and hang them from bridges. continue reading »
At the Farmers Market known as Central de Abasto in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico. Traders were preparing their positions for the day when a group of armed men moved in. They opened fire on defenseless vendors, killing two women and a man and injuring two others. continue reading »
The weakness of Torres El Indio for soccer and sexy women cost him his freedom. El Indio, one of the most wanted, was captured with his girlfriend when they headed to a football match at Maracana Stadium in Brazil continue reading »
Two minors held several families terrified and threatened to kidnap them if they did not deliver 30 thousand pesos($2300) in cash. The city police director, Rosendo Mendez Córdoba, reported that 10 and 11 years old boys, used the landline of their grandparents house, to make extortion calls. continue reading »
Castañeda Ariel Velázquez, who once won the title of Mr. East was one of those killed in a gym in the Colonia Morelos, reports the newspaper El Universal. Castañeda Velázquez was imprisoned in the Northern Prison on charges of vehicle theft along with his brother, continue reading »
U.S. Officials monitor a drug run gone bad in Mexico. The drug runners are transporting several bales of drugs in rafts across a river while under hot pursuit of the authorities. continue reading »
The video shows four women kneeling in a field, with hands tied behind their backs. Three of them have bare torso. They are surrounded by 13 masked men, apparently Los Zetas hitmen, who point with rifles. One of the men told the women big words continue reading »
Four people were killed and three others wounded in a shootout at a market in Cuernavaca, the capital of the central Mexican state of Morelos, officials said. The incident occurred after the market closed on Tuesday night, Cuernavaca Public Safety Secretary Victor Hugo Valdes told Efe. continue reading »
Nine suspected members of a gang involved in kidnappings, contract hits and extortion rackets were arrested by the Federal Police in La Laguna, a region in the northern Mexican state of Durango, officials said. continue reading »
Army troops are being deployed in Michoacan to restore order in the western Mexican state, which has been rocked by a wave of drug-related violence, federal officials said. The operation, which is being mounted by federal security forces under a unified command, will continue until order is restored in the region and state authorities continue reading »