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:

Open Veins of Mexico: The Strategic Logic of Cartel Resource Extraction and Petro-Targeting by John P. Sullivan and Adam Elkus.

Mexico’s Drug War by Tim Noonan, Yahoo 7 News, Australia, video report.

Mexican Cartel Strategic Note No. 6: 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment: 40% Increase in Active Gang Members from 2009 to 1.4 Million.

An Assessment of Mexican Security Based on Existing RAND Research on Urban Unrest, Insurgency, and Defense-Sector Reform by Christopher Paul, Agnes Gereben Schaefer, and Colin P. Clarke.

Indications & Warning (I&W): VBIED Anti-Vehicular/Anti-Personnel Ambush Capability for Los Zetas [Assumed].

Border Corruption of US Officials by the Mexican Cartels & Cases Shown.

Seven proposed categories of illegal slum land use are tested against a recent, complex Latin American case.

Mexican Cartel Tactical Notes: No 4. Cartel Military Weapons Cache Discovered Near Fronton, Texas.

Texas Border Security: A Strategic Military Assessment

How Corruption Affects National Security of the United States: An Explorative Hypothesis on Mexican Transnational Criminal Networks Operating in the United States