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A young computer student has become the voice of one of the most violent drug wars in the world.
The anonymous twenty-something blogger is risking his own life every day as he defies a culture of fear to post chilling pictures and videos of the ongoing battle between Mexico's drug cartels and law enforcement.
Blog del Narco has become an internet sensation - and some of the horror it displays makes the 2002 film City of God, charting the drug war on the streets of Brazil's Rio de Janeiro, look like a Disney film.
Brutal: A badly damaged bus lies at the side of the road after an ambush between Mexican drug cartels.
Many of the postings, including videos of shootings and a beheading, appear to come directly from drug traffickers.
Others depict crime scenes only accessible to the military or police.
The gruesome uncensored content is sickening and extremely graphic.
It appears to be provided by all sides - drug gangs to display their power, law enforcement to show resolve and the public so people in Mexico can learn about incidents the mainstream media is forced to ignore or play down.
In at least one case Blog del Narco may have led to a major arrest - after a prison warden was seen on video detailing her alleged system of setting inmates free at night to carry out killings for a drug cartel.
Many of the videos are sent to him by readers, who know he will get them a much wider airing in Mexico, or are taken from YouTube.