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:

An important article in yesterday's NY Times by Randal Archibold, Damien Cave, and Ginger Thompson. 

Singer Jesus “Chuy” Quintanilla is the latest in a string of balladeers and musicians to be killed in Mexico’s drug war.  This time the killing occurred in Texas.

Implications for information operations in Guatemala.

SWJ contributor John Bertetto provides tips for bringing down criminal organizations with organizational analysis.

An offering from Viridiana Rios and SWJ El Centro Fellow Stephen Dudley.

How to Win the Mexican Drug War - Washington Post Op-Ed by Viridiana Rios.

Via Borderland Beat: The Mexican Office of Attorney General (PGR: Procuraduria General de la Republica) has decided to restrict official reports about organized crime in the country for 12 years.

A Baker Institute analysis from SWJ's El Centro Fellow Nathan Jones.

A new Texas Department of Public Safety Threat Assessment report states that criminal cartels are operating in Texas and are the No. 1 threat to the Lone Star State. Narcobloqueos (narco-...

Wealthy, business-savvy Mexican immigrants transform Texas city by Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times.