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:

The evolving security challenges in Central America are threatening the security beyond the region and demand a unified approach.

There is a sinking feeling that Rio de Janeiro’s tipped into war. Many of the city’s politicians, police officers and civic leaders are saying so publicly.

Justice in Mexico recently completed its 2017 annual report on drug violence in Mexico. Continue on to download the report.

Detailed study of foreign fighters and of their return to home countries has only emerged in the last 10 – 15 years, with even less written about it in relation to the Caribbean region.

More than illegal immigrants who try to cross the border, more than drugs, what worries Homeland Security Secretary Kelly is the criminal network that lays all of it on America's doorstep.

Although a number of cartels may be utilizing ultralight aircraft, seizure locations and authority reports most often attribute the use of this technology to the Sinaloa Cartel.

As China continues deepening commercial ties with LatAm, it is possible the increased flow of goods and people could present more opportunities for Chinese triads to expand their operations.

Mexican Cartel Tactical Note #31: Use of Burreros to Scale and Lift Up Border Fencing

Mexican Cartel Tactical Note #30: Marijuana Kettlebells and Catapult and Air Cannon Projectiles

How does a nation facing a serious internal threat develop the security institutions needed to protect its populace and what does a modern military force postured to defeat hybrid threats look like?