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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

Blog del Narco: Body of Kidnapped Journalist Found in Mexico

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 »

Blog del Narco: Top Gulf Cartel Leader Arrested

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 »

Blog del Narco: President Announces Expansion of Citizen Patrols

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 »

Blog del Narco: 35 People Rescued after Being Kidnapped and Ransomed for Months

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 »

Blog del Narco: Los Zetas Drug Cartel Leader Captured

A top drug trafficker was captured in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, where additional security forces units were deployed to deal with a wave of drug-related violence, a high-level federal official said. Francisco Ramirez Rivero, who also goes by the name Juan Fernando Alvarez Cortes, was arrested last Saturday at a tollbooth on the highway that links the northern cities of Monterrey and Nuevo Laredo, National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Violence Erupts in Tamaulipas Resulting in 16 Deaths

A total of 16 bodies were found by the security forces at two locations in Tamaulipas, a state in northeastern Mexico, officials said. The bodies of three women and four men were found Sunday night in an SUV abandoned on a closed street in the port city of Tampico, the Tamaulipas Coordination Group, or GCT, said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: 9 Cartel Members Killed in Veracruz Shootout

Nine suspected criminals died in shootouts with the security forces in the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz, officials said Thursday. State police, army troops and marines launched an operation in Banderilla, a city about 300 kilometers (186 miles) east of Mexico City, to capture a gang of suspected kidnappers, state and VI Military Region officials said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: MX Feds to Increase Security Forces on Drug Route into US

The federal government is deploying more security forces units in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas and will "completely" purge the state's law enforcement agencies in an effort to stop a spike in drug-related violence, Mexican Government Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Serial Killer Arrested in Mexico City Disposing of Latest Victim

A 28-year-old suspect in the killings of several women was arrested by Mexico City police as he was in the process of disposing of the body of his latest victim, the Federal District Public Safety Secretariat said. Diego David Meza Hernandez, "who apparently seduced and then abused his victims, later strangling them with his bare hands until they died of asphyxiation," was arrested, the secretariat said in a statement. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: LA Gang Members Hired by Sinaloa Cartel to Find $300K in Minnesota

Three gang members from Los Angeles were charged with the kidnapping and torture of two young people in Minnesota. Allegedly they had stolen 60 kilos of methamphetamine and money belonging to the Sinaloa cartel. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Ten Members of Elite Police Unit in Tamaulipas Arrested for Links to Cartel

Ten members of an elite police unit in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas were arrested on charges that they had links to a criminal organization and handed over to federal prosecutors, state officials said. The state police officers are suspected of having ties to a gang that operates in Ciudad Victoria, the state capital, the Tamaulipas Public Safety Secretariat said in a statement. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Zetas and Gulf Cartels Continue to Battle over US Routes in Tamaulipas

Federal security forces killed five gunmen in separate shootouts and arrested 15 others in Tamaulipas, a state in northeastern Mexico, the Tamaulipas Coordination Group, or GCT, said. "Members of a criminal group attacked Federal Police officers on patrol" in the city of Reynosa, located across the border from McAllen, Texas, shortly after 2:00 p.m. on Monday, the GCT, a joint federal and state agency, said in a statement. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Knights Templar CFO Discovered Dead in Funeral Home Under Alias

The top financial manager for the Caballeros Templarios drug cartel has died from natural causes, Mexican authorities said. Soldiers seized a body believed to be that of Samer Jose Servin from a funeral home in Morelia, capital of the western state of Michoacan, the Agency for Criminal Investigation, or AIC, said in a statement. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Mayor with Ties to Knights Templar Arrested on Kidnapping & Extortion Charges

The mayor of Lazaro Cardenas, a port city on Mexico's Pacific coast, was arrested on kidnapping, extortion and criminal conspiracy charges, officials said. Arquimides Oseguera was turned over to state prosecutors, the federal commissioner for security and development in Michoacan, Alfredo Castillo, said. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Los Zetas Providing Guns to El Salvador’s Gangs

Los Zetas, considered Mexico's most violent drug cartel, is providing rifles to El Salvador's gangs, Security Minister Ricardo Perdomo said. "Information has been obtained about arms being sent from Mexico by Los Zetas, who have provided rifles," Perdomo said in an interview earlier this weekend with Telecorporacion Salvadoreña, or TCS. continue reading »