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.
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"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 cargo of more than two and a half tons of marijuana that was being transported in a truck Tank was secured yesterday by members of the federal police on a highway passing through the state. Federal agents carried out the arrest of the operator who is identified with the name of, Erasmo Valdez Azuara, of 36 years old in the municipality of Nuevo Leon. continue reading »
One of the suspected bosses of the Los Zetas drug cartel in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas was arrested over the weekend, the state government said. Roman Ricardo Palomo Rincones was detained in an operation staged on Saturday by members of the Tamaulipas Coordination Group. continue reading »
A young man and woman were hung near the city of Valparaiso apparently as a reprisal of the Gulf cartel against the criminal group "Los Zetas" . The victims, showed signs of torture, officials said. Moreover, in the vicinity was placed a message which referred to the murder of a young couple because they had had allegedly initially collaborated with the Gulf Cartel and later was changed allegiance to the criminal group "Los Zetas". continue reading »
Women in Guerrero are taking the safety of their families into their own hands. They are being taught self defense as well as being given guns. Communities in Mexico have been increasingly adopting programs that tak continue reading »
Following the arrest of Mario Ramirez Trevino "El Pelon or X-20", speculation about who will take his place and thus the maximum control of the Gulf Cartel is rampant. So one of the hottest names, which are being battered about, is "The Pestle", identified as Homero Cardenas Guillen, belonging to the family of the Cádernas Guillen continue reading »
In the Tierra Caliente region of the state, in the municipality of San Miguel Totolapan, eight people were found murdered by gunshot wounds. Based on the preliminary report of the authorities, none of the bodies had any identification among their belongings continue reading »
Bodies of nine people gagged, handcuffed, blindfolded and with the coup de grace, were located the early hours on the side of the road North Division-Punta de Agua. Reportedly the bodies were dumped by the Knights Templar, " Mireles said the killings have occurred between 9:30 and 10:00 pm yesterday continue reading »
In a coordinated operation, elements of the Navy, Army and Attorney General of Michoacan on Wednesday attacked 45 local guards from the Township Community of Aquila, Michoacán. Residents had remained to hold-up in the main square of the town with 65 members of the Army, although according to the governor, Jesus Reyna, the military is there "by choice" and "safeguarding the population". continue reading »
The Attorney General's Office (PGR) confirmed that the US has notified the government that they are preceding with an action for extradition purposes against the trafficker Rafael Caro Quintero "for various offenses for which he is charged in federal court for the District of California." continue reading »
The Office of Morelos confirmed the arrest of a 16-year-old Alexis identified as "N", who along with two adults, prepared and carried out the kidnapping of another minor on the 5th of August and demanded a ransom of 300 000 pesos. continue reading »
The Malaysian Court of Appeals today in Bangkok upheld the death sentence of death by hanging for the three Mexican brothers Gonzalez Villarreal, convicted two years ago for a drug trafficking offense. The three judges of the court rejected the appeal of the brothers Luis Alfonso, Simon and Jose Regino, who are left to the last appeal to the Federal Court were they will again seek a royal pardon to escape capital punishment. continue reading »
Gabino Salas Valenciano, known as "El Ingeniero" (the engineer), was a lieutenant in the Sinaloa cartel. He had been linked too much of the violence that has engulfed the Juárez region. In control of the smuggling routes in the Valley of Juárez for Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman's Sinaloa drug cartel , he was killed in a shootout on Thursday, Chihuahua officials said Friday. continue reading »
1.)Rafael Caro Quintero was born in the town of Badiraguato, Sinaloa 2.) In this same city Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman,was born, in October 1952. 3.)He is considered one of the founders of Guadalajara Cartel, along with Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo and Ernesto "Don Neto" Fonseca Carrillo. continue reading »
At 2:00 pm on Friday, the drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero left the Guadalajara metropolitan area prison in the Puente Grande Prison Complex. Staff at the federal courts to the prison center confirmed continue reading »
When the women of the community screamed, "Grab your children, they have come for us!” fear forced, along with a dozen families, to take the road to Huautla and leave everything-animals, cornfields. This group is part of the displaced that fled last week to the mountainous area of Guerrero. continue reading »