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
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa cartel, and Edgar Valdez Villarreal, "La Barbie," imprisoned in the maximum security prison of the Altiplano in Almoloya, State of Mexico, banded together last week and showed their strength to the federal government. They organized almost a thousand inmates, five modules of the prison, to initiate a hunger strike to protest alleged human rights violations at the prison. continue reading »
A notorious cell leader of the drug cartel "The Knights Templar" who participated in six kidnappings and killings in the city of Apatzingan in Michoacan. The capture occurred yesterday afternoon on the Playas de Tijuana, and Juan Carlos continue reading »
El Blog del Narco presents the photographs of the alleged girlfriend of the new leader of the Zetas. The drug lord is the brother of former drug lord Miguel Treviño Morales. Authorities believe he is the successor to his brother, who was continue reading »
A 14-year-old entered the Guanajuato General Hospital after being shot by two men who circulated aboard a motorcycle down the street Rosal Colony Los Fresnos. continue reading »
José Rodrigo Arechiga Gamboa, the "Chinese anthrax" accused of drug trafficking and alleged leader of the Sinaloa cartel gunmen on Friday was in court in San Diego this week. Aréchiga Gamboa, 34, is accused of drug trafficking on the border of Mexico for sale in the United States, specifically conspiracy to import and distribute methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana. continue reading »
The lifeless body of a young woman with multiple stab wounds, was found Thursday afternoon inside the municipal cemetery, next to a vault. The victim is as unknown,as the body had no identification on it. continue reading »
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Tamaulipas. - Two children who led a cell of the criminal group "Los Zetas" were caught holding eight videos showing how Zetas butchered victims of abductions even though they had paid the ransom, police sources reported yesterday in Tamaulipas continue reading »
Research says that nearly 77 million Mexicans have changed their habits and now go out without wearing jewelry, cash or credit cards to avoid being victims of crime, according to the National Survey of Urban Public Safety. The study by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) last June reveals that this figure represents 65.4 percent of the population in Mexico, amounting to 118 million people. continue reading »
Officials from the Mexican Navy Department were involved in a shootout with this La Familia Drug cartel members in La Goleta, Amatepec Township, State of Mexico. According to reports, after the exchange of gunfire, the assailants fled to Alahuixtlan municipality of Teloloapan, located on the border of northern Guerrero and south of the State of Mexico. continue reading »
Five men were executed in the Sierra Tarahumara and thrown into a ravine 20 feet deep in Divisadero. The multiple homicide occurred at kilometer 30 of the Creel-San Rafael Road, in the town of Bocoyna, frequented by many tourists continue reading »
Three dismembered bodies were found near a regional delegation of the Mexican Attorney General's Office in the southern city of Chilpancingo, authorities in Guerrero state said. Responding to an anonymous telephone tip, Federal Police and soldiers went to the site before dawn Thursday and discovere continue reading »
The body of a kidnapped journalist who held a post with the Acapulco city government was found in a clandestine grave in a town outside the Mexican Pacific resort, officials said. continue reading »
A Gulf cartel leader in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas was captured by marines, National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido said. Juan Manuel Rodriguez Garcia was on the list of top criminal targets identified by the federal government earlier this month as part of the new law enforcement strategy for Tamaulipas, the security official said. continue reading »
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced plans for a new citizens patrol to bolster public safety in the troubled western state of Michoacan, where existing rural militias were recently absorbed into a force under army control. "We have established coordination with the state government to make a citizen force, another level of force, precisely to further strengthen the capacity of the security institutions in the state of Michoacan," he said during an official visit to the region. continue reading »
Five people were arrested in an operation to free 35 captives in the southern state of Guerrero, a Mexican federal official said. The rescue was carried out May 13 near the village of Huasquial, anti-kidnapping task force coordinator Renato Sales said. continue reading »