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 first comprehensive report analyzing the current state of transnational criminal organizations in California and the threats they pose.

This essay is the first in a series exploring the issue of drug-related violence in Mexico.

“Because of asset shortfalls, we’re unable to get after 74 percent of suspected maritime drug smuggling.”

BACRIM in Colombia: Security Micro-Ecosystems and Violent Non-State Actor Fragmentation

Street Gangs in Central America: Combating Them With Intelligence Fusion Centers by Thomas Bruneau, E-International Relations

This essay focuses on a set of highly advanced technological inventions used for transporting and delivering narcotics.

Mexican Cartel Op-Ed No. 8: Will Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera be tried in Mexico or the United States?

Sinaloa Drug Cartel Can Continue Without 'Chapo' Guzman, Experts Say by Diana Washington Valdez, El Paso Times

Colombian Cartel Tactical Note #1: The Evolution of ‘Narco-Submarines’ Engineering

The definition of cross-border violence fuels current debate and influences the level of cross-border violence within jurisdictions.