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
A grim discovery was recorded in the city of Culiacan, Sinaloa, on Sunday. An anonymous phone call reported the discovery of the body to the authorities. The authorities confirmed that it was a male person, wearing white shirt and jeans. continue reading »
A small twin-engine airplane suspected of being used to smuggle cocaine was found burned in the Caribbean province of Colon, Honduran police said Monday.Though first detected in the wee hours of Monday, the aircraft was in ashes by the time authorities on the ground tracked it to the village of Cusuna, inspector Osmin Bardales told reporters. continue reading »
The Attorney General's Office confirmed the discovery of a clandestine grave in the town of Durango. In total, 10 bodies were exhumed bringing the total number of bodies discovered in Narco-graves to 282 since April 2011. In a statement, the state agency said the discovery was made on Wednesday Dec 14th. It was the Army who uncovered the graves and led the excavations. continue reading »
The dismembered remains of two people, including a minor, were found yesterday morning on the road leading to the community of Santa Teresa, a community in the municipality of Iguala, near Iguala-Chilpancingo Road, reported the continue reading »
Authorities in the western Mexican state of Sinaloa found the bodies of two young men, one of them identified as the nephew of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" (Shorty) Guzman, the country's most-wanted fugitive. continue reading »
A Mexican federal prosecutor was found slain in the northwestern state of Sinaloa several days after he had been kidnapped by gunmen, police spokespersons said. State police found the body of Esau Alfredo Vazquez Navarro, a federal continue reading »
A tunnel nearly two feet wide was dug into the National Centre for Social Rehabilitation (Ceres), in Mexico. Discovered Sunday night in the downtown area prison workshops authorities believe that the cooperation of the prison security must also have been involved. continue reading »
At least eight people were shot in three violent incidents recorded during the last 24 hours. Among these was the execution of five men in the colony of Bishop, west of the city, police officials said. continue reading »
Two bodyguards were killed Tuesday in an attack on the public safety secretary of the northern Mexican town of Gran Morelos, the Chihuahua state government said. continue reading »
One of 37 leaders of criminals most wanted by the agency PGR since 2009 and whom a reward of 15 million pesos and the DEA offered a million dollars has been captured. continue reading »
The Cuban government expressed its "satisfaction" over the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the island next spring and added that it will receive him "with all the respect and love that he deserves," Havana's envoy to the Holy See said Tuesday. continue reading »
The Attorney General's Office burned 22 tons of marijuana related to 43 criminal investigations of drug crimes.Authorities report that a total of 22 tons of marijuana, continue reading »
A man considered "one of the main leaders of the criminal organization led by Edgar 'La Barbie' Valdez Villarreal in Morelos state" has been arrested by the Federal Police, the Mexican Public Safety Secretariat said. continue reading »
Mexican authorities announced the arrest of another 11 suspected members of the Los Zetas drug cartel in the violence-plagued northeastern state of Nuevo Leon. continue reading »
The Mexican armored-car industry will close the year with a 10 percent growth over 2010 as the prevailing violence in Mexico drives more and more business leaders and government officials to seek the protection of its products, an industry official said. continue reading »