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
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »