‘I’m a woman, I’m single. And I love Mexico’:
- Blog del Narco revealed to be the work of a twenty-something woman who lives in the north of Mexico
- Reports on gruesome reality of Mexico after many journalists murdered
- Contributor to the blog has already been killed
- Fearless writer operates under the pseudonym ‘Lucy’
- Describes the blog as her passion, her life and her ‘boyfriend’
By JAMES NYE
As the brutal drug war which has claimed over 80,000 lives still rages, one anonymous blogger has been providing Mexicans with something they can’t get elsewhere – an inside view of their country’s debilitating narcotics battle.
With over three million hits a week and over 120,000 followers on Twitter, Blog del Narco is renowned for its fearless coverage at a time when mainstream media are feeling pressure and are frightened away by the nation’s deadly cartels.
The identity of the courageous reporter, who lives under the constant and real fear of a violent and gruesome death, has long been a mystery, as many postings include graphic imagery and depict crime scenes accessible only to military or the police.
An anonymous, twentysomething blogger is giving Mexicans what they can’t get elsewhere ¿ an inside view of their country’s raging drug war
Writing what no one else dares to: The fearless blogger refuses to bow to the violent threats from the cartel
However, a new investigation by The Houston Observer has revealed that, in fact, the author is a young, single woman in her twenties, with no children and only a deep love of her country and the belief that her blog helps draw back the veil on her nations vicious fight against drug barons.
‘I don’t think people ever imagined it was a woman doing this,’ said the blogger to Rory Carroll who works for the British newspaper The Guardian in Los Angeles.
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