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:

Helicopter Gunships Used in Mexico Resort Battle - AP via ABC

“Narco Cultura,” a documentary by Israeli photojournalist Saul Schwarz, is billed on as “an explosive look at Mexican drug cartels’ cultural influence on both sides of the...

Univision Video: In Sinaloa, A Cemetery Dominated by Narcos.

Mexico’s Petit Révolution: Justice and Security Implications of Approving a Fully New Code of Judicial Procedures by Viridiana Rios, Wilson Center.

President Enrique Peña Nieto is rapidly approaching a defining moment in his Presidency.

"They aren't just about Mexico or drugs anymore."

Up until recently, weapons that provide for armor and bunker defeat capability at the levels that the RPG-29 is capable of, have not been seen in the hands of the Mexican cartels.

Acronyms and Translations of Security and Government Agencies in Mexico’s Drug War.

Within the realm of Latin America, one country that that has been particularly impacted by gangs and transnational organized crime is Brazil.

Mexico’s cartels are significant social, political, and economic actors.