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 use of caltrops by Mexican cartels in Texas.

In the book’s final chapter, Kaplan warns America’s pivot to Asia may overlook its greatest foreign policy opportunity: building an enduring partnership with Mexico to safeguard our...

When a state is unable to maintain its monopoly on violence, power-vacuums inevitably arise.

Combating the marijuana cartels on America’s public lands.

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.