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:

One fighter claimed to be a US Army veteran who returned to Mexico specifically to join the militias. There were many like him, he said.

Mexican Cartel Strategic Note No. 16: Recent Santa Muerte Spiritual Conflict Trends

Mexican security forces sent to quell unrest in the western state of Michoacan have started disarming local vigilante groups, state officials say.

Hong Kong Triads Work with Mexican Drug Lords on Methamphetamine by Brian Harris, South China Morning Post.

Part 7 of a series that provides a retrospective look at the first year of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s Sexenio with comments on the prospects for 2014.

Part 6 of a series that provides a retrospective look at the first year of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s Sexenio with comments on the prospects for 2014.

Part 5 of a series that provides a retrospective look at the first year of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s Sexenio with comments on the prospects for 2014.

The authors urge the U.S. to revisit the concept of hemispheric defense and develop and execute a new military strategy that will help maintain stability and prosperity in Latin America.

Part 4 of a series that provides a retrospective look at the first year of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s Sexenio with comments on the prospects for 2014.

Part 3 of a series that provides a retrospective look at the first year of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s Sexenio with comments on the prospects for 2014.