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 Dave Dilegge | Wed, 09/16/2015 - 11:08am | 2 comments

Millions of Central Americans live outside their countries, with 80 percent living in the US, according to research into the connections between food insecurity, violence, and migration.

by John P. Sullivan, by Robert Bunker, by Dave Dilegge | Tue, 08/11/2015 - 4:20pm | 0 comments

Small Wars Journal and Small Wars Journal-El Centro are pleased to announce an updated line up for the Small Wars Journal-El Centro Fellows for 2015.

by SWJ Editors | Thu, 08/06/2015 - 7:57am | 1 comment

"U.S. officials worry that a confluence of powerful drug-trafficking cartels, terrorist groups and an insecure southern border poses a strategic threat."

by SWJ Editors | Sun, 07/12/2015 - 1:57pm | 0 comments

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman broke out of a high security prison on Saturday night for the second time.

by Robert Bunker | Sat, 06/27/2015 - 7:00pm | 0 comments

They hid in plain sight, the homebrew gun club for a powerful new gang, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel.

by SWJ Editors, by Robert Bunker | Mon, 05/25/2015 - 6:40pm | 0 comments
Drug Trafficking, Corruption and States: How Illicit Networks Shaped Institutions in Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico

A Small Wars Journal--El Centro and Vortex Foundation Book

by Robert Bunker | Wed, 05/20/2015 - 4:15pm | 0 comments
by Paul Rexton Kan | Sun, 03/15/2015 - 9:23pm | 6 comments
by SWJ Editors | Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:25am | 1 comment

Small Wars Journal and El Centro is saddened to announce the death of George W. Grayson.

by Robert Bunker, by John P. Sullivan | Wed, 03/11/2015 - 6:33am | 0 comments

Our fourth SWJ El Centro anthology in the series (covering most of 2014) is out.