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
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 »
Organized crime has infiltrated the municipal police of Guadalupe , through the new women officers. Once the Police Departments attempted sabotage was detected, female recruiting was immediately stopped. continue reading »
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 »