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
Federal police have arrested a man suspected of being one of Mexico's leading smugglers of firearms, ammunition and explosives, the Public Safety Secretariat said Thursday. In a statement, it said the authorities arrested 34-year-old Eduardo Avila Ojeda Wednesday in the northwestern city of Culiacan, capital of Sinaloa state, as part of an investigation launched after the Dec. 30 continue reading »
Mexican drug cartels are using improvised armored vehicles known as "monsters" to protect their narcotics shipments from rival gangs, a military officer who spoke on condition of anonymity told Efe. The officer is assigned to the 8th Military Zone based in the northeastern border state of Tamaulipas, where troops have seized around 110 armored cars, including more than 20 monsters that evoke scenes from the 1979 film "Mad Max." continue reading »
The body of a young minor was found in the colony Vicente Guerrero, in the port of Acapulco, Guerrero this week.The boy, a minor, was found in the trunk of a Nissan car that was operating as a taxi. continue reading »
Saturday afternoon, an officer of the State Police was killed in the city of Culiacan, Sinaloa. The incident occurred in the colony of Loma Linda, located south of the city. The policeman was in the company of an unknown person when witnesses said the officer began arguing with the man. continue reading »
The winner of the July 1 presidential election will change Mexico's anti-drug strategy, British journalist Ioan Grillo said in an interview with Efe. Grillo, whose book "El Narco: Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency" continue reading »
A Mexican federal judge has blocked a second attempt to extradite alleged drug trafficker Sandra Avila Beltran, known as the "Queen of the Pacific," to the United States. Judge Jesus Alberto Chavez Hernandez said in his ruling Thursday that Mexican law prohibits the extradition of citizens for trial on crimes for which they have already been prosecuted at home. continue reading »
On Tuesday morning, police in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, received a call, informing them of a gruesome scene at a bridge. According to the call, the victims had been abandoned in the Beltway Juan Boca Captain. continue reading »
Police arrested Camilo o Lazaro Gurrola known as Gold Star Jr. ( Estrella Dorada Jr) for his alleged involvement in the kidnapping of an employee of a casino, as well as for conspiracy and robbery and is now confined in the prison. Gold Star Jr. and his accomplice Juan Francisco Rodrigez kidnapped the Casino employee. continue reading »
At least six inmates died and eight guards were taken hostage in a brawl that soon turned into a riot at a prison in the southwestern Venezuelan state of Tachira on the Colombian border, state officials said. "A fight broke out between several inmates sparked by overcrowding, a dispute between rival gangs and because police were slow to act continue reading »
The bodies of 13 people were found early Monday in Zitacuaro, a city in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, state officials told Efe. The bodies were discovered around 5:00 a.m. outside a 24-hour continue reading »
A group of gunmen killed four family members of a Mexican police officer who allegedly has worked as a lookout for the Los Zetas drug cartel, authorities said Friday. The victims of Thursday's attack in this northern metropolis were a 7-year-old girl and three adults, while officer Rolando Luna Santiago and a girl of 8 were wounded. continue reading »
Mexican police arrested an alleged Los Zetas drug cartel leader who is suspected of planning last year's arson attack on a casino in this northern industrial city that left 52 dead, officials said Friday. continue reading »
In this video we observe five heavily armed men who point their guns at and question a man wearing police uniform, who is identified as Cesar Perez. The recording last just over a minute, and the man confesses to being the coordinator of the State CERESO Casas Grandes, Chihuahua. continue reading »
Benjamin Arellano Felix, who headed the Tijuana cartel until 2002, has pleaded guilty to racketeering and money-laundering conspiracy charges in U.S. federal court in San Diego, California, prosecutors said. Arellano Felix, who was extradited from Mexico in April 2011, faces up to 25 years in prison, continue reading »
Around 1,000 family members of prisoners in two jails near Caracas are presumably being kept from leaving by inmates protesting delays in their trials and threats of even more repressive treatment, human rights groups said Tuesday. continue reading »