Can gang warfare in El Salvador be defeated? | Show Types

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The federal government has imposed a state of emergency to curb preventing between rival gangs.

Tens of hundreds of suspected gang members have been arrested in El Salvador since late March, when the federal government imposed a state of emergency amid a surge in homicides.

Greater than 24,000 presumed gang members have been detained and in late April the federal government prolonged the emergency decree for one more 30 days because the roundups proceed.

The 2 fundamental rival gangs working in El Salvador are the Mara Salvatrucha, extra generally often called the MS 13, and the rival Barrio 18 or 18th Road Gang. Each have their roots in Los Angeles in the US.

What’s the motive behind the rise in gang crime?

And may the streets be made secure?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra


Carolina Jimenez – President, Washington Workplace on Latin America

Colin Harding – Latin America analyst and director of Latinform

Hector Silva Avalos – Salvadorian journalist and senior analysis fellow on the American College’s Middle for Latin American and Latino Research