Small Wars Journal

El Centro

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:

by Mark Lavin II | Fri, 02/10/2017 - 6:01am | 0 comments
by Bloomberg News | Thu, 02/09/2017 - 10:48am | 0 comments

“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.”

by Paul Rexton Kan | Mon, 12/05/2016 - 9:49am | 0 comments
by The Wall Street Journal | Thu, 10/20/2016 - 9:22am | 0 comments

“All Colombians want peace. Any future deal with FARC, however, must address citizens’ concerns.”

by John P. Sullivan, by Robert Bunker | Tue, 10/18/2016 - 7:56am | 0 comments

This work is our fifth Small Wars Journal--El Centro anthology, covering writings first published in 2015.

by Douglas Farah | Fri, 10/07/2016 - 4:10pm | 0 comments
by Robert Bunker | Fri, 10/07/2016 - 8:15am | 0 comments

"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."

by John P. Sullivan, by Robert Bunker | Sat, 09/10/2016 - 10:37am | 0 comments
by The New York Times | Wed, 08/24/2016 - 8:25pm | 1 comment

"Colombia’s government and the largest rebel group in the country have reached a deal to end more than 50 years of conflict."

by SWJ Editors | Fri, 08/12/2016 - 2:51pm | 0 comments

A huge SWJ BZ to Irina A. Chindea.

by The Modern War Institute, by William Rothrock | Tue, 08/09/2016 - 2:28pm | 0 comments

Dumping large sums of money into solutions that have provided no relief will only weaken the current state.

by Robert Bunker | Tue, 08/02/2016 - 5:13am | 0 comments

A Vortex Foundation and Small Wars Journal--El Centro Book.