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
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 »
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 »