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:

Little attention has been paid to non-state actors conducting cyberwars against each other and the disruptive effects these wars can have on nation-states. By Paul Rexton Kan.

Spread of Vigilantes Sparks Debate in Mexico by Mark Stevenson, Associated Press.

MOGO (Making Order using Google as an Oracle) is highly cost effective and provides very significant OSINT (open source intelligence) analytical capabilities via a web crawler approach.

This may very well be the first targeted assassination of a Mexican public safety official by a sniper utilizing a .50 cal rifle.

SWJ El Centro Fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown's new paper.

Capo-militaries, by their diverse portfolio of activities, such as the use of sophisticated weapons, logistics, and tactics, have become threats to national and international security.

Mexican Cartel Tactical Note # 17 : Indications & Warnings (I&W) for Small Caliber Mortar Deployment.

The writings of SWJ El Centro Fellows John Sullivan, Paul Kan, and Robert Bunker are mentioned in a work with an anti-statist and anti-capitalist perspective.

Santa Muerte: Inspired and Ritualistic Killings (Part 1 of 3)

Drug traffickers utilize “saints” and spirits to protect themselves from U.S. law enforcement. Some information and support for law enforcement officers.