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
Hours after an armed group executes a man in a casino where they held a Sweet Sixteen, 10 guests who were injured were discharged from the hospital where they were treated. continue reading »
One dead, two were wounded by gunfire early this morning when the occupants of a car after being chased through several streets of Colonia Alfredo del Mazo in this county. continue reading »
Five members of the Zeta Cartel were arrested by the Highway Patrol and the State Investigation Agency, accused of having participated in the execution of 12 men and 10 women, who were mostly incinerated. continue reading »
The bodies of four people, three men and a woman, in various stages of decomposition, were found in three graves located in the suburbs adjoining the city of Iguala on Tuesday. One of the bodies belonged to a person kidnapped last December 5 in Colonia Francisco Villa in the same city. continue reading »
A total of 82 journalists have been murdered and 18 others have been reported missing since 2005 in Mexico, the Mexican National Human Rights Commission, or CNDH, said. Investigations of 28 attacks on media outlets in different states have been conducted in the past five years, the CNDH, Mexico's equivalent of an ombudsman's office, said. continue reading »
At least eight people, including seven police officers, were killed and eight others wounded in three shootouts involving police and drug cartel gunmen on the border of Jalisco and Michoacan states in western Mexico, officials said. continue reading »
Alejandrina Guzmán Salazar, alleged daughter of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was released by the U.S. government on charges of possession of false documents, reports her lawyer Guadalupe Valencia. The daughter of Chapo, accompanied by her lawyers and Jan E Guadalupe Valencia Ronis, heard her sentence: "time served", i.e. the almost three months that turned the arrest were sufficient to serve his sentence. continue reading »
Inside an SUV two people were killed in the parking lot of a shopping center in the municipality of Guadalajara. continue reading »
A clash between civilian and military killed 4 men. The event occurred in the early morning in the village near Kilometer 30. continue reading »
This afternoon, people with guns entered the home and repeatedly shot at a man in the colony streets of Ignacio Allende, north of the city. continue reading »
A group of gunmen killed five employees of a restaurant in Nuevo Laredo, including a woman eight months pregnant, officials said. continue reading »
Regardless that the plaza was packed with children and adults and in the same block a group of Matachines dancers were paying tribute to the Virgin of Guadalupe, gunmen staged a shootout killing two and injuring one in the November 7 colony in Nuevo Leon. continue reading »
A municipal police officer identified as Jesus Ruvalcaba Velasquez was shot dead in front of his house in the Chaveña colony. continue reading »
Two men were missing from the town of Tierra Colorada, they were later found executed on the banks of the federal highway to the village of Xaltianguis. One of those executed was tied by the hands and had a bullet in the head; he was identified as Mario Nava Romero, 36 years old. He recently was one of the drivers of Leonel Leyva Muñoz, former candidate for municipal president by the Democratic Revolution Party -PRD. continue reading »
Today Mexico’s regional Newspapers are failing to report many of the murders, kidnappings, and violence linked to the nations war against the drug cartels. A recent study by Fundación MEPI, an independent investigative journalism center shows that the threats and intimidation of journalists has routinely caused journalists not to report on the cartels. continue reading »