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. 49: Paraguayan Prosecutor Assassinated in Jet Ski Attack in Colombiaby John P. Sullivan, by Robert Bunker | Sun, 05/15/2022 - 6:29pm | 0 comments
Third Generation Gangs Strategic Note No. 48: “Novo Cangaço” Style Urban Raid in Guarapuava, Paraná (PR), Brazilby John P. Sullivan, by José de Arimatéia da Cruz, by Robert Bunker | Mon, 05/09/2022 - 7:04pm | 0 comments
Commentary: It Starts at the Top in Honduras: The Case of Juan Orlando Hernández, Drug Trafficking, and Organized Crimeby Jonathan D. Rosen | Fri, 04/22/2022 - 6:05pm | 0 comments
by SWJ Editors | Tue, 04/19/2022 - 4:24pm | 1 comment
Small Wars Journal−El Centro Fellow Pablo Baisotti has published a new book "New Global Cities in Latin America and Asia: Welcome to the Twenty-First Century."
SWJ El Centro Book Review – Drug Wars and Covert Netherworlds: The Transformation of Mexico’s Narco Cartelsby Nilda M. Garcia | Fri, 04/15/2022 - 4:13pm | 1 comment
by SWJ Editors | Mon, 04/11/2022 - 3:33pm | 0 comments
Small Wars Journal−El Centro researchers have published a working paper, “Mexico’s 2021 Dark Network Alliance Structure: An Exploratory Social Network Analysis of Lantia Consultores’ Illicit Network Alliance and Subgroup Data”
Third Generation Gangs Strategic Note No. 47: Woman with a Baby Arrested at Novo Rio Bus Station for Transporting a .50 Caliber Anti-Materiel Rifle in Her Luggage to Comando Vermelho Norteby Robert Bunker, by John P. Sullivan | Fri, 04/08/2022 - 12:11am | 2 comments
by Daniel Weisz | Fri, 04/01/2022 - 7:31pm | 0 comments
by Pablo A. Baisotti | Fri, 03/25/2022 - 6:27pm | 0 comments
by Pablo A. Baisotti | Thu, 03/24/2022 - 4:01am | 0 comments
by SWJ Editors | Fri, 03/11/2022 - 4:14pm | 1 comment
A new SWJ−El Centro Anthology, "Competition in Order and Progress: Criminal Insurgencies and Governance in Brazil," edited by El Centro Senior Fellows Drs. John P. Sullivan and Robert J. Bunker is now available.
by Nilda M. Garcia | Mon, 02/28/2022 - 3:25pm | 2 comments
by James Torrence | Mon, 02/28/2022 - 2:18pm | 0 comments
This essay appeared as the postscript to Robert J. Bunker and John P. Sullivan, Eds., "Criminal Drone Evolution: Cartel Weaponization of Aerial IEDs." A Small Wars Journal–Anthology. Bloomington: Xlibris, 2021
by SWJ Editors | Fri, 02/25/2022 - 8:17pm | 0 comments
A new Netflix documentary "11M: Terror in Madrid" released recounting the book "Al Qaeda's Revenge: The 2004 Madrid Train Bombings" by Fernando Reinares.
SWJ El Centro Book Review – The Wolfpack: the millennial mobsters who brought chaos and the cartels to the Canadian underworldby James H. Creechan | Wed, 02/23/2022 - 8:42pm | 0 comments
Mexican Cartel Strategic Note No. 34: Anti-Vehicle Mine Targeting SEDENA Convoy between Tepalcatepec and Aguililla, Michoacánby John P. Sullivan, by Robert Bunker | Wed, 02/16/2022 - 3:05pm | 0 comments
by George T. Díaz | Tue, 02/08/2022 - 11:04pm | 0 comments
by Paloma Mendoza-Cortés | Sat, 02/05/2022 - 4:34pm | 0 comments
by Paloma Mendoza-Cortés | Sat, 02/05/2022 - 4:28pm | 0 comments
SWJ El Centro Reseña del libro – Democracy and Security in Latin America: State Capacity and Governance under Stressby Pablo A. Baisotti | Wed, 02/02/2022 - 4:45pm | 0 comments
SWJ El Centro Book Review – Democracy and Security in Latin America: State Capacity and Governance under Stressby Pablo A. Baisotti | Wed, 02/02/2022 - 4:01pm | 2 comments
Third Generation Gangs Strategic Note No. 46: Los Angeles Strike Force Investigation into Alleged Weapons Trafficking Organization Providing Weapons and Ammunition to the Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG)by John P. Sullivan, by Nathan P. Jones, by Robert Bunker | Mon, 01/31/2022 - 3:24pm | 0 comments
Third Generation Gangs Strategic Note No. 45: Rio De Janeiro Operação Cidade Integrada (Operation Integrated City) Police ‘Occupy’ Favelas to Restore Territorial Controlby John P. Sullivan, by José de Arimatéia da Cruz, by Robert Bunker | Fri, 01/21/2022 - 1:06pm | 1 comment
by R. Evan Ellis | Fri, 01/14/2022 - 4:38am | 0 comments
by Francisco Sollano Jr | Tue, 01/11/2022 - 5:22pm | 1 comment