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
The suspected leader of the Juarez drug cartel was arrested by the Federal Police in the western state of Nayarit, Mexican Attorney General's Office spokesmen told Efe. Alberto Carrillo Fuentes is now in Mexico City and undergoing questioning. continue reading »
A suspected Sinaloa cartel boss arrested this week is suspected in the deaths of more than 350 people, Mexican federal security spokesman Eduardo Sanchez said. Mario Nuñez Meza, alias "M10," is a suspect in at least 30 separate investigations and faces decades in prison if convicted, Sanchez told a press conference continue reading »
Cartel Members attacked and set fire to a gas station on the Highway Apatzingán-Hawk. According to official reports, the attack occurred around 12:30 am Thursday. Gunmen arrived in several trucks and threw homemade bombs against the establishment. continue reading »
A suspected Sinaloa cartel boss in Ciudad Juarez, a border city in northern Mexico that was considered one of the most dangerous places in the world until recently, was arrested by police, Chihuahua state Gov. Cesar Duarte said. continue reading »
The U.S. government is using manned aircraft to assist Mexican police in identifying, capturing and killing some of Mexico's most-wanted criminals, Fox News reported Thursday. "Operation Lowrider," which is being run by the Pentagon's Northern Command, started in 2011 after the murder of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Jaime Zapata in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Fox said. continue reading »
Calderon's government had named Juarez as the bloodiest city, however during the administration of Enrique Peña Nieto's Acapulco has taken over as the bloodiest so far in his administration. Ciudad Juarez continues to be labeled the most violent city. continue reading »
According to information from the Attorney General the offender by the name of Victor Hugo Vargas Rio, 38 years old and was found guilty of murder by the First Criminal Judge. This criminal was apprehended and presented by the Office of Nuevo Leon last eighth of March this year, along with seven other suspected criminals. continue reading »
A suspected leader of the Los Caballeros Templarios drug cartel (Knights Templar) was arrested last week in western Mexico, a high-level federal security official said. Gregorio Abeja Linares, who was the subject of a reward of $227,790, was detained last Tuesday, federal security spokesman Eduardo Sanchez said. continue reading »
This plant, known as "Salvia divinorum" is also called "Grass Mary" or "herb of the gods" which causes hallucinations and euphoria, with its active substance "salvinorin A" acting on the nervous system. continue reading »
A cargo of more than two and a half tons of marijuana that was being transported in a truck Tank was secured yesterday by members of the federal police on a highway passing through the state. Federal agents carried out the arrest of the operator who is identified with the name of, Erasmo Valdez Azuara, of 36 years old in the municipality of Nuevo Leon. continue reading »
One of the suspected bosses of the Los Zetas drug cartel in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas was arrested over the weekend, the state government said. Roman Ricardo Palomo Rincones was detained in an operation staged on Saturday by members of the Tamaulipas Coordination Group. continue reading »
A young man and woman were hung near the city of Valparaiso apparently as a reprisal of the Gulf cartel against the criminal group "Los Zetas" . The victims, showed signs of torture, officials said. Moreover, in the vicinity was placed a message which referred to the murder of a young couple because they had had allegedly initially collaborated with the Gulf Cartel and later was changed allegiance to the criminal group "Los Zetas". continue reading »
Women in Guerrero are taking the safety of their families into their own hands. They are being taught self defense as well as being given guns. Communities in Mexico have been increasingly adopting programs that tak continue reading »
Following the arrest of Mario Ramirez Trevino "El Pelon or X-20", speculation about who will take his place and thus the maximum control of the Gulf Cartel is rampant. So one of the hottest names, which are being battered about, is "The Pestle", identified as Homero Cardenas Guillen, belonging to the family of the Cádernas Guillen continue reading »
In the Tierra Caliente region of the state, in the municipality of San Miguel Totolapan, eight people were found murdered by gunshot wounds. Based on the preliminary report of the authorities, none of the bodies had any identification among their belongings continue reading »