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:
"U.S. officials worry that a confluence of powerful drug-trafficking cartels, terrorist groups and an insecure southern border poses a strategic threat."
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman broke out of a high security prison on Saturday night for the second time.
They hid in plain sight, the homebrew gun club for a powerful new gang, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel.
A Small Wars Journal--El Centro and Vortex Foundation Book
Small Wars Journal and El Centro is saddened to announce the death of George W. Grayson.
Our fourth SWJ El Centro anthology in the series (covering most of 2014) is out.
Derived from the location of where the armored vehicles were found, it is believed that they belong to a faction of the Cartel del Golfo. (In Spanish and English)
... relatively sophisticated nautical craft beneath the waves – we need to understand their capabilities and intent. This volume is a fine start. - Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret)
At this moment, the fiercest, most powerful criminal organizations in the world are located in Mexico.
Small Wars Journal El Centro Senior Fellow Dr. Robert Bunker Wins The Elihu Root Prize.
The crushing of protests by ordinary citizens follows a pattern of violence stretching back to 1968.