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:

U.S. Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime: DOA (Dead On Arrival)?

Paul Kan on "Narco-Refugees"

Can US military experience abroad in counterinsurgency help domestically to counter gangs?

Colombian Intelligence (Departamento Administrativo de Seguridad - DAS) Compromised by Drug Traffickers

Mexican Cartels (Transnational Criminal Organizations) Now Operating in Over 1,000 US Cities; Up From 195 US Cities

The deployment of narco armored cars and improvised armored fighting vehicles in Mexico as a byproduct of the criminal insurgencies taking place.

Narco-Armor in Mexico   by John P. Sullivan and Adam Elkus Download the Full Article: Narco-Armor in Mexico Known alternatively as "narco-tanks" (narcotanques), "Rhino...

... please tell me this is an example of sensationalized reporting or the source is a bald-faced liar. If not, then let's stop debating whether we should call this an insurgency or not and...

Mexico: A Mosaic Cartel War   by Paul Rexton Kan Download the Full Article: Mexico: A Mosaic Cartel War A situation of high-intensity crime does not mean that a war is not occurring in...

A Strategy for Mexico?   by Johnny M. Lairsey Jr. Download the Full Article: A Strategy for Mexico? For over a century, United States foreign policy was guided by the Monroe doctrine....