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Moises Saman Panos Pictures
"The Gangs of El Salvador"

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The Mara Salvatrucha gang, MS13, originated in the 1970's within the Salvadorian immigrant community of Los Angeles. With a systematic policy of deportations engaged by the United States , the gang problem has been exported back to Central America causing an explosive rise in vicious gang-related crime. Today, cities like San Salvador experience some of the highest rates of murders in the world.
Snoopy a senior member of the MS13 gang inside the Ciudad Barrios prison in El Salvador. Ciudad Barrios, El Salvador.


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