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 | 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.

by Robert Bunker, by Marisa Mendoza | Thu, 03/23/2017 - 7:32pm | 0 comments
by Robert Bunker, by Marisa Mendoza | Thu, 03/16/2017 - 9:57pm | 0 comments
by Robert Bunker, by Marisa Mendoza | Thu, 03/09/2017 - 5:43pm | 0 comments
by Magdalena Defort | Mon, 03/06/2017 - 9:14am | 0 comments
by Mark Lavin II | Fri, 02/10/2017 - 6:01am | 0 comments
by Bloomberg News | Thu, 02/09/2017 - 10:48am | 0 comments

“The ‘tortoise-like’ Colombian army is losing its grip on a key cocaine zone and the cartels are offering former FARC rebels $600 per month to enlist.”

by Paul Rexton Kan | Mon, 12/05/2016 - 9:49am | 0 comments
by The Wall Street Journal | Thu, 10/20/2016 - 9:22am | 0 comments

“All Colombians want peace. Any future deal with FARC, however, must address citizens’ concerns.”

by John P. Sullivan, by Robert Bunker | Tue, 10/18/2016 - 7:56am | 0 comments

This work is our fifth Small Wars Journal--El Centro anthology, covering writings first published in 2015.

by Douglas Farah | Fri, 10/07/2016 - 4:10pm | 0 comments
by Robert Bunker | Fri, 10/07/2016 - 8:15am | 0 comments

"Who is this alluring, conflicted and mysterious woman? If you have been paying attention to the news you might know her by her most common name – la Santa Muerte, Saint Death."