El Centro

SWJ El Centro, or "downtown" in Spanish, is our town square for analysis and discussion of Latin America's guerilla wars and criminal insurgencies.  More about El Centro here.

Recent El Centro Journal Articles and SWJ Blog Posts:

Outlines the root causes of Colombia’s existing security and development challenges and highlights some of the shortcomings in Colombia’s “counterinsurgency” strategy.

Derived from the location of where the armored vehicles were found, it is believed that they belong to a faction of the Cartel del Golfo. (In Spanish and English)

... relatively sophisticated nautical craft beneath the waves – we need to understand their capabilities and intent. This volume is a fine start. - Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret)

At this moment, the fiercest, most powerful criminal organizations in the world are located in Mexico.

Starting around 2008 Russia began providing military support to Nicaragua through the provision of funds, equipment and training.

Small Wars Journal El Centro Senior Fellow Dr. Robert Bunker Wins The Elihu Root Prize.

The crushing of protests by ordinary citizens follows a pattern of violence stretching back to 1968.

It is the author’s view that the country of Colombia has evolved into what can be coined as an intractable conflict with the FARC-EP.

The actions and consequences of the Venezuelan struggle extend to all of the countries of Central America, the Caribbean, and the northern Andes.  They will especially affect the chances for...

The number of American cities that have the presence of at least one of the seven major Mexican Drug Cartels have more than tripled since 2010...