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:

Mérida Initiative: Transnational Security Governance or Governance Intervention?

Many modern internal conflicts defy basic definitions, so use a composite framework instead.

“The Family doesn’t kill for money; it doesn’t kill for women... only those who deserve to die, die... [T]his is divine justice.”

US Army North has played an instrumental role over the past several years in building rapport and establishing new engagement opportunities with the Mexican Secretariat of National Defense.

The presence of Mexican-origin drugs in Chicago is more prominent now than ever before

Could Central American Gangs Usurp the Role of Mexican Cartels? By Edward Fox, Christian Science Monitor.

The Logic of Violence in Criminal War: Cartel-State Conflict in Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil.

Some great lessons for law enforcement, military, and intelligence professionals for countering street gangs of all stripes.

Insights on AUSA ILW Panel: “Enhancing North American Security Along the Southwest Border”.

It sounds crazy, but catching the most notorious and wanted drug trafficker in the world might be a bad thing.