Latin America

Cocaine and illicit-timber trade are linked by their profitability, industrial proximity, and smuggling convenience.

What are some of the most pressing transborder crime issues facing LatAm with regards to armed conflict; how does corruption sustain domestic and transnational organizations and groups?

SOUTHCOM’s diplomatic actions are effective because it can operate at both ends of the spectrum within the realm of coercive diplomacy.

This second Small Wars Journal-El Centro anthology captures the important debate on the crime wars and criminal insurgencies taking place in Mexico and other regions of the Americas.

Journal Article | December 3, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments(34)

“The Family doesn’t kill for money; it doesn’t kill for women... only those who deserve to die, die... [T]his is divine justice.”

Blog post | August 12, 2012 10:51 PM | Comments(1)

While transnational organized crime elements operating in Latin America may not be engaged in an ideological “terrorist insurgency,” the observed conflict between them and regional states...

Journal Article | May 29, 2012 04:40 AM | Comments(11)

In the first of several installments, we take a look at Iranian and Hizballah activities in Latin America.

Blog post | March 31, 2012 06:34 PM | Comments(2)

Latin American governments are bringing militaries on the streets to combat gangs and cartels, but at what price?

BBC reports on OAS warning: "Drug Cartels Threaten Latin American Democracy".