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
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Los Zetas have taken firm control of the trafficking activities of undocumented immigrants, mainly Cubans, thru Mexico enroute to the US. Isla Mujeres, Cozumel and Cancun, are the three busiest points of this offense in state of Quintana Roo. continue reading »
Singer Melissa Plancarte, known as "La Barbie Grupera" reveals that she was present at the funeral of his father, the capo Enrique "Kike" Plancarte, one of the main leaders of the cartel "Knights Templar". continue reading »
" We will pay you in dollars! Stop living in the old neighborhood and hop on the Metro! Choose your car or truck ! Interested? We'll tell you how. " This is the message written in the Cartels recruiting propaganda, which was released Monday by the newspaper Reforma. continue reading »
Investigators are looking into a grenade attack this weekend on a hotel in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, officials said, adding that no one was injured in the incident. Fragmentation grenades were thrown on Saturday morning at the hotel in Chilpancingo, the capital of Guerrero. continue reading »
A man with his mouth taped was found dead inside a suitcase in the northern city of Monterrey, Nuevo León. The incident was reported around 10:40pm last night. On M. Hernández Pablo Street, between Railroad Street and Alberto Garduñ continue reading »
Federal Authorities have reported that Uriel Mendoza Chavez, mayor of Apatzingán, and Noah Octavio Aburto Inclan, mayor of Tacámbaro have been arrested for extortion. Chavez is accused of extortion, and allegedly of demanding monthly payments from several aldermen in support of the Knights Templar Drug Carte continue reading »
The cartel hit man known as Broly Banderas continues to walk around Michoacán without a care in the world. Undoubtedly one of the most famous hit men due to his face book and other social media exposure, Brody is well known to all. continue reading »
One minute La Tuta speaks of the Knights Templar leading with dignity and respect then he gives a contradictory interview. "If things go wrong with a person, I have to kill all the family" said "La Tuta" cynically to foreign journalist who asked continue reading »
The criminal organization Los Zetas today released a message on the Internet that threatens to intensify violence in Tamaulipas state, which in the last week has killed 28 gunmen, according to official figures. Through an anonymous email, various blogs received the image of a card with a text supposedly written by Los Zetas, in which calls continue reading »
Sinaloa Police found three bodies in a commercial establishment in Elota Township, including Manuel Alejandro Aponte Gomez, El Bravo. Three Members of the Sinaloa Drug Cartel Military Elite whom the federal government identifies as security chief of Joaquin Guzman Loer continue reading »