'They stole our dreams': blogger reveals cost of reporting Mexico's drug wars

Anonymous author of celebrated Blog del Narco speaks for first time about the risks – and reveals she is a woman
The Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

blog-del-narcoFor three years it has chronicled Mexico's drug war with graphic images and shocking stories that few others dare show, drawing millions of readers, acclaim, denunciations – and speculation about its author's identity. Blog del Narco, an internet sensation dubbed a "front-row seat" to Mexico's agony over drugs, has become a must-read for authorities, drug gangs and ordinary people because it lays bare, day after day, the horrific violence censored by the mainstream media.