“The ‘tortoise-like’ Colombian army is losing its grip on a key cocaine zone and the cartels are offering former FARC rebels $600 per month to enlist.”
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:
“All Colombians want peace. Any future deal with FARC, however, must address citizens’ concerns.”
This work is our fifth Small Wars Journal--El Centro anthology, covering writings first published in 2015.
"Who is this alluring, conflicted and mysterious woman? If you have been paying attention to the news you might know her by her most common name – la Santa Muerte, Saint Death."
"Colombia’s government and the largest rebel group in the country have reached a deal to end more than 50 years of conflict."
A huge SWJ BZ to Irina A. Chindea.
Dumping large sums of money into solutions that have provided no relief will only weaken the current state.
A Vortex Foundation and Small Wars Journal--El Centro Book.
Dr. Paul Rexton Kan, a SWJ--El Centro fellow and professor of National Security Studies, US Army War College, has recently published the new book Drug Trafficking and International Security.