Third Generation Gangs Strategic Note No. 8: Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) Links to Occult Rituals and Santa Muerte Veneration or Worship

Journal Article | November 15, 2017 11:17 AM | Comments(1)

A battle for spiritual dominance and power is taking place in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro.

The provision of such aid—usually a symbolic effort—should be considered a component of ongoing cartel ‘information operations’

This article was originally published in Spanish as 'Las Pandillas en El Salvador: ¿Un Nuevo Tipo de Insurgencia?' at 'Small Wars Journal'-El Centro on 4 September 2017.

La investigación sostiene que las principales pandillas en El Salvador (MS-13 y Barrio 18) han evolucionado hasta constituirse en un nuevo tipo de insurgencia.

Journal Article | February 3, 2017 12:23 AM | Comments(1)

Though both regions have a history that influenced organized crime creation, both has very different histories on organized crime’s enduring legacy.

Small Wars Journal El Centro Senior Fellows John P. Sullivan and Robert J. Bunker new book: Studies in Gangs and Cartels.

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Grenades are becoming more and more common in Mexico with thousands seized from the gangs and cartels and are becoming an officer safety concern on this side of the border.

Journal Article | December 17, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments(10)

Many modern internal conflicts defy basic definitions, so use a composite framework instead.

Journal Article | November 20, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments(3)

The presence of Mexican-origin drugs in Chicago is more prominent now than ever before

Journal Article | November 15, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments(15)

Some great lessons for law enforcement, military, and intelligence professionals for countering street gangs of all stripes.