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:

On the Arrest of Mexican Drug Kingpin Z-40 - Houston Chronicle Op-Ed by SWJ El Centro Fellow Nathan Jones.

This article provides insights into the privatization of violence and the legal as well as illegal armed actors’ activities in the new wars.

This tactical note was prompted by discussions and inquiries related to the February 2013 Los Zetas sniper incident.

Ruthless Mexican Drug Cartel Recruiting in the U.S.; Los Zetas Looks to Prisons, Street Gangs by Jerry Seper, Washington Times.

The potential for this cyber war in the underworld to expand or to spill out into real world violence is high.

Cartel violence is bleeding into the Pacific Northwest.

This second Small Wars Journal-El Centro anthology captures the important debate on the crime wars and criminal insurgencies taking place in Mexico and other regions of the Americas.

The outcome of the fighting in this part of the country will greatly influence the outcome of the whole conflict.

Gulf Cartel Attorney Gunned Down in Southlake, Texas, Borderland Beat.

The use of caltrops by Mexican cartels in Texas.