Recently, a video linked to Mexican YouTube star ‘Markitos Toys” went viral on Twitter and TikTok and a website “Blog del Narco” also made headlines after posting the video. But many 2wonder what is Blog Del Narco. Here is all you need to know
“Blog del Narco” (English: Blog of the Narco) is a citizen journalism blog that attempts to document the events of the Mexican drug war, primarily those not reported by the government of Mexico or the Mexican news media. It was founded on March 2, 2010, by an anonymous author and is updated daily.
The blog has been described as a “gritty, front-row seat to Mexico’s drug war” and a “go-to website for information on the country’s drug war”. It has been praised for its unflinching coverage of the violence and brutality of the drug war, but has also been criticized for its graphic content and lack of attribution.
The blog’s author has remained anonymous, but is believed to be a Mexican citizen. In 2013, a book was published about the blog under the pseudonym “Lucy”. Shortly after the book’s publication, the blog stopped posting new articles, and “Lucy” reported being forced to flee the country due to personal safety concerns.
The blog has been a source of controversy, but it has also been credited with helping to raise awareness of the drug war in Mexico. It has been cited by journalists, academics, and human rights organizations, and has been featured in documentaries and news reports.
In 2019, the blog was revived by a new team of editors. The new team has said that they are committed to continuing the blog’s mission of providing uncensored coverage of the drug war in Mexico.
Here are some additional facts about the blog:
- It is hosted on the Blogger platform.
- It is written in Spanish.
- It has a large following on social media, with over 230,000 followers on Twitter and over 120,000 followers on Facebook.
- It has been the subject of several academic studies.
I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.