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 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.”

by Robert Bunker | Wed, 08/09/2017 - 3:24am | 0 comments

"Understanding drug smuggling and military organisations and enforcement agencies in ways that can inform public policies regarding illicit drug control."

by The Wall Street Journal | Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:28pm | 0 comments

“After a few years of declining violence under Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, the drug war has come roaring back to life.”

by Brenda Fiegel | Wed, 07/05/2017 - 1:34am | 0 comments
by John P. Sullivan, by Robert Bunker | Mon, 06/12/2017 - 2:46pm | 0 comments
by Robert Bunker | Wed, 05/31/2017 - 8:53pm | 0 comments

SWJ El Centro Fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown has a new essay out - “Hooked: Mexico’s Violence and U.S. Demand for Drugs".

by John P. Sullivan, by Robert Bunker | Fri, 05/26/2017 - 6:34pm | 0 comments
by John P. Sullivan, by Robert Bunker | Fri, 05/26/2017 - 2:09am | 0 comments
by Devin M. Henry | Mon, 05/01/2017 - 10:39am | 0 comments
by DoD News | Tue, 04/25/2017 - 5:04pm | 0 comments

The evolving security challenges in Central America are threatening the security beyond the region and demand a unified approach.

by Robert Muggah | Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:05pm | 0 comments
by SWJ Editors | Wed, 04/19/2017 - 5:54pm | 0 comments

Justice in Mexico recently completed its 2017 annual report on drug violence in Mexico. Continue on to download the report.

by Voice of America | Wed, 04/19/2017 - 7:22am | 0 comments

More than illegal immigrants who try to cross the border, more than drugs, what worries Homeland Security Secretary Kelly is the criminal network that lays all of it on America's doorstep.