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 leader of the Los Caballeros Templarios (Knights Templar) drug cartel said in a video uploaded to YouTube that Mexican ex-President Felipe Calderon's sister approached his criminal organization during the 2011 gubernatorial campaign in the western state of Michoacan. continue reading »
Serafin Zambada Ortiz, the son of Mexican drug lord Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, entered a plea of not guilty to drug charges in federal court in San Diego. The 23-year-old Zambada Ortiz, who is a U.S. citizen and was arrested last week in Arizona, appeared before federal Judge Karen Crawford on Wednesday. continue reading »
The young girls were kidnapped by the Gulf Cartel last November 20 and used for several days to extract information on the Zetas. The murderers left messages signed by the Gulf Cartel indicating that they were looking for more members of Los Zetas or for continue reading »
"El Ponchis" was arrested in December 2010 in Cuernavaca International Airport while trying to leave Morelos with two sisters nicknamed "The chabelas". The child admitted he was part of the South Pacific Cartel (CPS) and had tortured and killed four people, and he was convicted and sentenced to three years in custody in the CEMPLA, which will end December 3. continue reading »
The incident occurred during the morning of 10th of this month, when neighbors heard screams between victims and perpetrators. They heard several gun blasts and then an automobile leaving quickly. At 06:30 am while preparing for the workday, witnesses continue reading »
The body of a ten-year-old boy was found yesterday in one of the streets of the colony's Maria belonging to Xaltianguis. A peasant found the body identified as 10-year Arroyo Marifer. The young body was half buried and had minor hits in different parts of the body as well as signs that he was tortured and had a bag over his head. continue reading »
The Citizen Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice today asked the federal government to investigate governors and former governors and completely dismantle criminal organizations that extort, charge "dues", kidnap, rob and murder in the state of Michoacan. continue reading »
Three men were killed and two others wounded when gunfire erupted from a passing car. The victims were having a drink outside a deserted farm in the colony. These events occurred around 12:30 pm on the outside of a building located across the street number 1446 Danube River in the colony Cupcakes, north-east of Torreon. continue reading »
A 68-year-old Italian citizen was gunned down over the weekend in the Mexican Pacific resort city of Acapulco, Guerrero state Attorney General's Office spokesmen said. Moreno Gallo, who "was a member of the mafia" on the east coast of Canada in the 1970s, was shot dead at a restaurant in the resort city's tourist district on Sunday night, an AG's office spokesman told Efe. continue reading »
The Los Caballeros Templarios drug cartel is paying 325 million pesos (nearly $25 million) in bribes annually to different officials in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, media reports said. continue reading »
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is known to only have four wives, but his life is full of adventures with many women. Those familiar with this aspect of his personality agree that he can not live without them. continue reading »
The state office of the Attorney General's Office (PGR), in coordination with the Ministerial Federal Police and Mexican Army, was dismantled four clandestine laboratories in the town of Tamazula. The labs were designed to process precursor chemicals for the manufacture of methamphetamine; approximately five tons were confiscated. continue reading »
The Bishop of Apatzingán, Miguel Patino Velazquez, has left the state of Michoacán for security reasons and is currently on a spiritual retreat, confirmed Wednesday the Mexican Episcopal Conference (CEM). continue reading »
This week the U.S. government sold a year old horse- Tempting Dash_ for $ 1.7 million. The horse was part of confiscated goods the US has that belong to the to money laundering operation of the Los Zetas cartel. The ranch is in Oklahoma City. The stallion was seized by the U.S. Marshal's office in July 2012 during the investigation of a training operation and racing of Quarter Horses that it is believed the organized crime group was laundered money. continue reading »
Last Friday authorities found two decapitated bodies in the trunk of a taxi. One was the taxi driver and the other was a teacher at Rancho El Dorado. On the road Coatzacoalcos, Villahermosa, yesterday the body of a second teacher was continue reading »