Small Wars Journal

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:

by SWJ Editors | Tue, 03/20/2018 - 6:00pm | 0 comments
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by Christian Vianna de Azevedo | Mon, 01/22/2018 - 6:14am | 0 comments
by SWJ Editors | Tue, 10/24/2017 - 7:00pm | 0 comments

Continue on for two news articles derived from SWJ/El Centro Mexican Cartel Tactical Note # 35.

by SWJ Editors | Tue, 10/24/2017 - 1:11am | 0 comments

The assessment contains sections on transnational criminal organizations as well as gangs. Continue on for a link to the full report.

by John P. Sullivan, by Robert Bunker | Mon, 10/23/2017 - 2:10am | 0 comments
by The Washington Times | Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:16am | 0 comments

"Penetrating Latin America has been an Iranian and Hezbollah project for decades. They have been recruiting allies and agents."

by USNI News | Wed, 08/30/2017 - 7:37pm | 0 comments

“SOUTHCOM’s switch from tactical to strategic means a mission to ‘detect, illuminate, disrupt’ criminal activities.”