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:
Third Generation Gangs Strategic Note No. 44: Peixão Facção Builds a Canal Bridge to Elude Police and Consolidate Criminal Governanceby John P. Sullivan, by José de Arimatéia da Cruz, by Robert Bunker | Sat, 11/27/2021 - 3:57pm | 0 comments
Commentary – A designation constraining peace: why the US’ delisting of FARC as a foreign terrorist organisation is criticalby Alexandra Phelan | Tue, 11/23/2021 - 11:12pm | 0 comments
by Howard Campbell | Fri, 11/12/2021 - 3:11pm | 2 comments
by Daniel Weisz | Fri, 11/12/2021 - 12:04am | 2 comments
by Jonathan D. Rosen | Mon, 10/25/2021 - 7:43pm | 0 comments
by SWJ Editors | Mon, 10/25/2021 - 5:14pm | 1 comment
SWJ has released a new curated collection "Criminal Drone Evolution: Cartel Weaponization of Aerial IEDs" documenting the evolution of drone usage by criminal cartels, gangs, and criminal armed groups (CAGs) in Mexico and beyond. Cartel Drone Evolution demonstrates the development spread of drone technology and tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) among criminal actors while also pointing toward future potentials.
by SWJ Editors | Mon, 09/27/2021 - 4:49pm | 0 comments
"The waves of terrorism and the insurgencies of the future (Las olas del terrorismo y las insurgencias del futuro)" is the theme explored by Jesús M. Pérez Triana, the author of "Guerras Posmodernas," in a three part series in Spanish at "The Political Room."
Death Disrespected: The Trials and Tribulations of Santa Muerte Internacional and the Martyrdom of Comandante Panteraby Kate Kingsbury | Sun, 09/26/2021 - 9:40pm | 0 comments
by Vanda Felbab-Brown | Wed, 09/15/2021 - 2:51pm | 0 comments
by Katherine Aguirre, by Robert Muggah | Mon, 09/13/2021 - 2:32pm | 1 comment
Third Generation Gangs Strategic Note No. 43: Former Rio de Janeiro Prison Secretary Arrested for Collusion with the Comando Vermelhoby John P. Sullivan, by José de Arimatéia da Cruz, by Robert Bunker | Fri, 09/10/2021 - 5:36pm | 1 comment
by SWJ Editors | Thu, 09/09/2021 - 4:37pm | 1 comment
Mexico is experiencing a profound forensic crisis in terms of human identification: there are 52,000 unidentified deceased persons, according to official figures obtained by the Movement for Our Disappeared in Mexico (Movimiento por Nuestros Desaparecidos en México).
by Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, by Rajendra G. Kulkarni, by Patrick R. Baxter, by Naoru Koizumi | Tue, 09/07/2021 - 3:39pm | 1 comment
Third Generation Gangs Strategic Note No. 42: Brazilian Gangs Utilize Human Shields, Explosives, and Drones in a New ‘Cangaço’ Style Urban Bank Raid in Araçatuba, São Pauloby John P. Sullivan, by José de Arimatéia da Cruz, by Robert Bunker | Sun, 09/05/2021 - 4:01pm | 1 comment
by SWJ Editors | Fri, 09/03/2021 - 6:24pm | 1 comment
Interview of SWJ-El Centro Senior Fellows Drs. Robert J. Bunker and John P. Sullivan by InSight Crime on "Illicit Tactical Progress: Mexican Cartel Tactical Notes 2013-2020."
by Pedro Izquierdo | Mon, 08/30/2021 - 3:35pm | 1 comment
by Pedro Izquierdo | Mon, 08/23/2021 - 8:33pm | 1 comment
by Frederick M. Shepherd | Fri, 08/20/2021 - 7:38pm | 1 comment
by Andrea Varsori | Thu, 08/05/2021 - 4:55pm | 2 comments
by SWJ Editors | Tue, 07/27/2021 - 4:07pm | 0 comments
SWJ has released a new curated collection "Illicit Tactical Progress: Mexican Cartel Tactical Notes 2013-2020" chronicling documenting the evolution of tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) used by Mexican cartels and criminal armed groups (CAGs).
by Natalie D. Baker , by Gabriel Leão | Mon, 07/19/2021 - 2:16pm | 1 comment
by Malcolm Beith | Tue, 07/06/2021 - 9:09pm | 9 comments
by John P. Sullivan, by Robert Bunker | Fri, 07/02/2021 - 5:41pm | 1 comment