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How MS13 and Barrio 18 are Extending Their Reach to Nicaragua

How MS13 and Barrio 18 are Extending Their Reach to Nicaragua

Young people in Nicaragua who migrate to Honduras and El Salvador for work have been influenced by powerful street gangs MS13 and Barrio 18, leading to the development of local groups modeled after these gangs. A... Read more

Nicaragua Country Profile

Nicaragua has been spared much of the violence that has shaken its neighbors, and while the country does appear to host at least one transnational criminal organization, so far it has not seen the kind of gang wars affecting the Northern Triangle countries: Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.

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Reñazcos

Reñazcos

Based primarily in Nicaragua's South Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAS), the Reñazco family is active primarily... Read more

Tarzanes

Tarzanes

This Nicaraguan drug trafficking group is linked to the Reyes Aragon family, headed by Augustin... Read more

Francisco Zeledon

Francisco Zeledon

Francisco, or Frank, Zeledon, runs a drug trafficking network from the city of Bluefields on... Read more

Amauri Carmona Morelos

Amauri Carmona Morelos

Originally from San Andres, Colombia, Carmona identifies himself as Alberto Ruiz Cano in Nicaragua. He... Read more

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