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Gangs in Honduras

In a new report based on extensive field research, InSight Crime and the Asociacion para una Sociedad mas Justa have traced how Honduras'...
A murder scene in Honduras
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Appraising Violence in Honduras: How Much is ‘Gang-Related’?

The relationship between gangs and violence in Honduras is difficult, if not impossible, to accurately discern, but that does not stop authorities from using...
An alleged Honduras gang member looking at his reflection
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The Problem With Counting Gang Members in Honduras

Estimates for the number of gang members in Honduras range widely, mostly because authorities have a poor understanding of the differences between gang...
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Honduras’ MS13 Matures, Readies for International Business Opportunities

In April 2015, Honduran police began investigating reports that the Mara Salvatrucha (MS13) had ordered a ban on woman dying their hair blonde in the market places...
Calaca, an MS13 gang member in San Pedro Sula
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Poor ‘hood, Mean ‘hood: the Violent History of Rivera Hernandez, Honduras

In the neighborhood of Rivera Hernandez in San Pedro Sula, the State's absence is felt everywhere. Six gangs fight for control of one of the poorest...
Alleged gang members in Honduras
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Special Report: Gangs in Honduras

In a new report based on extensive field research, InSight Crime and the Asociacion para una Sociedad mas Justa have traced how Honduras' two largest gangs, the...