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
Mexican federal police arrested a suspected leader of the Los Zetas cartel in the violence-racked Gulf coast state of Veracruz, officials said Saturday. Amado Mercado Guerrero, a former police officer in several towns of Veracruz continue reading »
Two public buses were set ablaze by gunmen in the dwelling unit Luis Donaldo Colosio, on the street Astros, located in the port of Acapulco. The state Public Safety Department reported that the incident took continue reading »
Ten bodies were found in a town in the northern part of the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz, a region battered by a wave of drug-related violence in recent days, officials said. continue reading »
Just over 10 tons of marijuana , guns and bulletproof vests were seized in a safe house by the authorities of the Sheriff of Pima County Tucson, Arizona. Arizona officials also reported that they found evidence that the drugs belonged to the Sinaloa Cartel, commanded by Joaquin El Chapo Guzman. continue reading »
Five gunmen killed 11 people in multiple attacks in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz before dying in a clash with Mexican security forces, authorities said Thursday. The mayhem began in the wee hours of Thursday, when the assailants opened fire on three buses traveling on the Tempoal-Panuco highway near Veracruz's border with Tamaulipas state. continue reading »
Six dead suspects, confiscation of weapons and vehicles is the preliminary result of a confrontation between elements of the Jalisco state police against alleged members of organized drug cartels in Zacatecas territory in the municipality of Teulada Gonzalez Ortega. continue reading »
Six suspects were killed in an operation to rescue three kidnapped business executives in the western Mexican state of Sinaloa, authorities said Wednesday. The director, general manager and chief accountant of the agribusiness firm Agroplasma were abducted last Saturday from the company's offices in Guasava continue reading »
Three men were found stangled to death Tuesday inside an SUV in the central Mexican city of Cuernavaca, the Morelos state Attorney General's Office said. The victims were bound, gagged and blindfolded and the vehicle was parked in a residential neighborhood of Cuernavaca, a popular weekend destination for residents of Mexico City. continue reading »
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 »