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:
Continue on for two news articles derived from SWJ/El Centro Mexican Cartel Tactical Note # 35.
The assessment contains sections on transnational criminal organizations as well as gangs. Continue on for a link to the full report.
"Penetrating Latin America has been an Iranian and Hezbollah project for decades. They have been recruiting allies and agents."
“SOUTHCOM’s switch from tactical to strategic means a mission to ‘detect, illuminate, disrupt’ criminal activities.”
"Understanding drug smuggling and military organisations and enforcement agencies in ways that can inform public policies regarding illicit drug control."
“After a few years of declining violence under Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, the drug war has come roaring back to life.”
SWJ El Centro Fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown has a new essay out - “Hooked: Mexico’s Violence and U.S. Demand for Drugs".