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In El Salvador, a Thin Line Between Community Policing and Vigilantism

Authorities in El Salvador are keen to expand a much-praised local policing model believed to have helped two rural communities tackle bloody gang control. But a...
MS13 graffiti
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How to Leave MS13 Alive

Ernesto Deras cannot explain why he got up from his seat, approached the front of a church in the Panorama City neighborhood of Los Angeles, and started crying...
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Trump Doubles Down on Inaccurate Link Between MS13, Immigration

US President Donald Trump is doubling down on his administration’s rhetorical campaign against the MS13 as a way to promote tougher immigration laws...
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MS13 Leader’s Relatives Swept Up in El Salvador Anti-Drug Operation

Relatives of a prominent MS13 leader in El Salvador were arrested on allegations that they received drug shipments originating in Colombia for distribution in local...
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Arrest of Colonel With MS13 Ties Reveals Sophisticated Gang Tactics

The recent arrest of a Guatemalan army colonel for allegedly laundering money for the MS13 shows gangs are growing more sophisticated in their operations and ties...
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The Role of Music in the MS13

The Mara Salvatrucha (MS13) murders people, assaults people, takes over neighborhoods ... and makes...
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MS13 Is a Street Gang, Not a Drug Cartel — and the Difference Matters

President Donald Trump cites the MS13 to justify his administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration from Latin America. There’s a problem here -- and it’s...
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The Birth of the MS13 in New York

When Edgar Torres came to Long Island, the Mara Salvatrucha did not exist. There was no trace of graffiti with the letters "M" or "S"...
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MS13 Feud Spreads to Mexico, but Gang’s Presence Remains Limited

The killing of a dissident member of El Salvador’s MS13 gang in Mexico City suggests the rift between the gang’s leadership and the splinter group known as...