Maras Paralyze Transport in El Salvador

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Gangs from the Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13 and the Barrio 18 shut down 40 percent to 60 percent of the public transport bus service in El Salvador, La Crónica said. The gangs are protesting legislation that makes being a member of a gang member punishable with sentences up to ten years. President Mauricio Funes has yet to sign the bill into law.

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