Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019

BB Podcast Episode 3


VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED
This is episode 3 of Borderland Beat Podcast. Enjoy and post your comments in the comment section.

Guest Overmex

Borderland Beat is a prominent English language narco blog which is considered a leading source for news on the Mexican Drug War. The blog was started in April 2009 by a single person who maintains his anonymity behind the screen name Buggs, and he remains the sole owner. It has been referred to and quoted in the New York Times,Small Wars Journal and the Houston Chronicle.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

A need for Bloggers

An excerpt from the Borderland BEat bool titled "a need for bloggers."


You can purchase the book HERE.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Borderland Beat Podcast Segment 1

This is episode 1 of Borderland Beat Podcast. Enjoy and post your comments in the comment section.

Borderland Beat is a prominent English language narco blog which is considered a leading source for news on the Mexican Drug War. The blog was started in April 2009 by a single person who maintains his anonymity behind the screen name Buggs, and he remains the sole owner. It has been referred to and quoted in the New York Times,Small Wars Journal and the Houston Chronicle.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

El de las 20 trocas - R5

El de las 20 trocas-Traviezos De La Zierra

Narco corrido of R-5

I looked for plebes with guts / to form my convoy /
and as Pancho Villa said / I have my crew ready for the Revolution.


"Mi saludos a mis amigos,
muchos se encuentran ausentes,
y eperamos tu regreso,
suavecita por los plebes,
tambien po los que se fueron.
Un abraso al jefe,
aqui estamos al pendiente,
defendiendo sus terrenos."


Translated

"My regards to my friends,
many who remain absent,
and we await your return,
easy on the youth,
also for those who left.
A hug to the boss,
here we are at your orders,
defending your territories."

~ GN ~





Friday, August 16, 2019

Borderland Beat Book Review by Robert J Bunker

SWJ El Centro Book Review - Borderland Beat: Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War
Book review by Robert J. Bunker
The Borderland Beat book focuses on more organized narco violence taking place in Mexico during the 2008 through 2013 era before the later cartel fragmentation due to kingpin targeting—when Alex Marentes was more directly involved with the blog. It draws its material via the site’s blog posts and the author’s professional (rather than academic) directed research. The book's cover is Mexican skull art based with elements of violence—bullet rounds, revolvers, barbed wire, pills, fire, and brass knuckles—combined together to create a narcocultura inspired skull.
Order book here: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/buggs