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Barrio 18

The 18th Street Gang, also known as "Barrio 18," is one of the largest youth gangs in the Western Hemisphere. Like its better known rival, the Mara Salvatrucha...
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Barrio 18

The 18th Street Gang, also known as "Barrio 18," is one of the largest youth gangs in the Western Hemisphere. Like its better known rival, the Mara Salvatrucha...
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MS13

The Mara Salvatrucha, or MS13, is perhaps the most notorious street gang in the Western Hemisphere. While it has its origins in the poor, refugee-laden...
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Honduras Mass Grave Found, Amid Gang’s Peace Offer

The discovery of a mass grave in Honduras, allegedly used by the M-18 gang to bury their victims, undermines the group's recent calls for peace talks with the...
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Honduras Levies Security Tax to Pay for Prison

With Honduras set to build its first ever maximum security prison, the government is wrestling with some serious questions: will the prison itself become a hotbed...
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Exploring Guns Equals Homicides Debate in Central America

The arms trafficking industry is generally thought to be a significant contributor to drug violence in Central America. But do the region’s “rivers of steel”...
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Who Will Pay for the War in Central America?

Testimony at a recent hearing on U.S.-Central American security cooperation showcased one of Central America’s key problems: These countries do not collect enough...
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Honduras Gang Seeks Talks with Government

Jailed leaders of Barrio 18, one of Central America’s most formidable street gangs, have called for dialogue with the Honduras...
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UN Highlights Murders of Prosecutors in Central America

The United Nations expressed concern about the murders of prosecutors in Guatemala and Honduras less than a week apart, in attacks attributed to organized...