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
An armed group killed a man at his home in Colonia Alfredo Chavez. The incident occurred when the gunmen, who had been chasing the man, entered his property, in the streets and Rio Florido Papigochic River, and shot him. continue reading »
After the alleged threats of organized crime alerts expressed through at least 10 municipalities in Michoacan, in the town of Patzcuaro, schools decided to close all entry-level and higher education for safety continue reading »
A student of the Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Jesus Carranza (ITSJC) Ersaín Carrasco Sanchez, 20 years old, was killed by two bullets in the head as he drove into the Oaxacan village of Iturbide, during the night last Monday. continue reading »
Ministerial Police are investigating the death of an American missionary couple that were found murdered last night in their home in San Francisco community in Santiago. The victims were identified as John and his wife Wanda Casias, continue reading »
The families of the victims are still living in fear of drug traffickers and feeling exposed two years after the massacre of 15 young men attending a birthday party in the Villas de Salvarcar section of Ciudad Juarez, a border city in northern Mexico. continue reading »
From high end high rises to country states with glass enclosed pools, many of the homes in this video look suspended as they have not been touched since the owners were arrested, some as many as four years ago. continue reading »
A suspected member of the Los Zetas drug cartel was arrested and confessed to 75 murders, officials in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon said Monday. Enrique Aurelio Elizondo "confessed that he is a member of a Los Zetas cell that operated for the past three years in the cities of Cerralvo, Paras, Agualeguas and General Treviño," state Security Council spokesman Jorge Domene said. continue reading »
After a chase and shooting that took place in Acapulco, three members of a cartel were captured last night in the vicinity of Colonia Emiliano Zapata. The three were driving a compact vehicle marked as a taxi with the dismembered r continue reading »
Dozens were still being held at the State Investigations Agency, or AEI, headquarters in Monterrey, all workers at the La Eternidad nightclub where the nine people killed by suspected gang members had been before their deaths and which is suspected of being a drug-distribution point. continue reading »
The bodies of a man and women were found Wednesday morning near the Agricultural field Triple H of Villa Adolfo Lopez Mateos of Culiacan. The two bodies were tied hand and foot and blindfolded. continue reading »
Today a young man was going to pay the ransom for his father was ultimately killed himself. This drama plays out daily in the state of Nuevo Leon. Last January 17th a man who owns a taxi company was kidnapped by a group of organized crime. After the kidnapping, the criminals asked the victim's family for a ransom of 3 million pesos. continue reading »
Six killed, including five policemen was the outcome of a shooting that occurred in the municipality of Ixtapaluca in the State of Mexico. There were two injured victims taken to a hospital in Chalco. According to official reports, the police had arrested a subject in possession of an assault rifle that was intended for the exclusive use of the Army. As they prepared to move to the Police municipal headquarters continue reading »
A Sinaloa cartel boss wanted in the United States in connection with the deaths of 11 migrants in 2009 was arrested by the Federal Police, the Mexican Public Safety Secretariat said. Fidel Mancinas Franco, who ran the cartel's operations in the northern border state of Sonora, was detained on Saturday, the secretariat said. continue reading »
Strangers left the body of a young man at the base of the monument to Benito Juarez, the city of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. The young victim showed brutal signs of torture, his hand was cut and skull crushed. continue reading »
At least eight people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when gunmen armed with assault rifles opened fire at a disco in Villa Nueva, a city in the southern part of the Guatemala City metropolitan area, a National Civilian Police, or PNC, spokesman said Sunday. Three unidentified men were pronounced dead at the scene and two others died after arrival at a hospital emergency room. continue reading »