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 Sinaloa Cartell, headed by Joaquin El Chapo Guzman has sent to the Philippines, a "death squad" to silence his competitors. This should be taken as a sign of his growing interest in Asian markets, said the newspaper Philippine Daily Inquirer and InsightCrime group analysis. continue reading »
The adventures of the Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, will be brought to television screens in the United States. UNIMAS, one of the major broadcast networks in Spanish and owned by Univision, continue reading »
Dionisio Loya Plancarte, “The Uncle”, second in the structure of the drug cartel- The Knights Templar, was arrested in Morelia, Michoacán, along with a minor where he was hiding in a closet, the executive secretary of the National Public Security System, continue reading »
Drug Cartels charge the local farmers for planting, harvesting and marketing their locally grown avocados. The spokesman of one of the largest organizations of farmers nationwide explains the critical path that avocado growers have to cross to overcome organized crime and reach our tables. continue reading »
A huge stir has hit Mexico by revelations that alleged children of Enrique "Kike" Plancarte, who is one of the seven leaders of the Knights Templar, are singers gaining huge popularity. The feds and local authorities are determined to continue reading »
Thirteen years after his escape from Puente Grande prison, federal authorities continue to seek to recapture the Drug Lord through strategies such as the development of a report on his inner circle of friends and family, which was continue reading »
The death of five-year-old Bryan Gutiérrez, who had disappeared from Plaza Soriana San Joaquin Peripherals located in Villahermosa, has left a town devastated. The child accompanied his mom to her job the morning of Jan. 15. continue reading »
Questions have arisen regarding the vigilante showdown in Michoacan. Members of the local residents who have formed the vigilante group to combat violence in Michoacan carry guns that cost thousands of dollars. continue reading »
A shipment of 300 kilos of cocaine bound from Guatemala to Mexico was seized and a truck driver arrested on smuggling charges, the National Civilian Police, or PNC, said Sunday. The cocaine, which was worth $3.2 million, was seized Saturday night when officers searched a truck that was involved in an accident, the PNC said in a statement. continue reading »
"What is happening is extremely worrysome, "said a senior official of the U.S. State Department to a small group of media, including DPA and Reuters. continue reading »
Gibran David Martiz Diaz, who participated in a program on Televisa called La Voz de Mexico, was kidnapped along with his friend Sergio Luis Martínez Hernández, confirmed a spokesman for the Ministry of Public Security (SSP) Veracruz. The official said that the group of men in a polarized dark car kidnapped the singer on Railroad Avenue Interoceánico on Tuesday January 7. continue reading »
One person was found in Culiacan, tortured and executed . Authorities are unable to identify the victim . There was no identification among his belongings. The deceased was naked continue reading »
The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling in Mexico due to threats to safety and security posed by Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) in the country. continue reading »
This morning on the hood of a car three decapitated heads were found on the street in Douglas colony. There was a message on a cardboard that said "This is going to happen to all those who kidnap and steal from innocent people. signed CJING" continue reading »
The U.S. Treasury considers Arechiga Gamboa the head of "The Anthrax" an extremely violent arm of the organization of Ismael "Mayo" Zambada Garcia, one of the Sinaloa cartel capos. Arechiga Gamboa, based in Culiacan (Sinaloa), " provides personal protection to Zambada García and his family, and is responsible for eliminating rival organization. continue reading »