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  • The Americas’ Worst Nightmare: Mara Salvatrucha

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    With over 70,000 members worldwide Mara Salvatrucha(MS-13) is the most dangerous gang in the world. MS-13 has a tormented founding, which is why they are so dangerous. During the 1970s many Central American countries were engulfed in civil war, such as El Salvador. Refugees fled their home countries and immigrated to cities like Los Angeles. In Los Angeles the new ethnicities, mainly El Salvadorian and Honduran, were persecuted by the already established minorities, African-American and Mexican.

  • Mara Salvatrucha: A Deadly Organized Crime Gang

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    deadly gang that was transforming known as Mara Salvatrucha, also referred to as MS-13. What began as a street gang, MS-13 now has activity in much of the United States and according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is, “one of the most violent and rapidly growing transnational street gangs.” The people of America need to realize the great danger MS-13 possess. With some street gangs being relatively harmless, there are others such as Mara Salvatrucha that are becoming more fierce and territorial

  • Mara Salvatrucha MS-13: What Is A Gang?

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    Adrien Morgan Mrs.Elder English 9 16 January 2014 Mara Salvatrucha MS -13 What is a gang? According to the Merriam Webster dictionary a gang is a group of criminals, a group of young people who do illegal things together and who often fight against other gangs, or a group of people who are friends and who do things together (merriam-webster.com). Whichever definition you choose the MS – 13 is the first two definitions. “The Mara Salvatrucha or MS - 13, is perhaps the most notorious street gang in

  • The Cause and Effect of Joining a Gang with reference to Mara Salvatrucha 13

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    to Mara Salvatrucha 13 According to the Cambridge Dictionary (n.d.), a gang is defined as, “a group of criminals that work together.” Gangs are a powerful force that is a constant threat against society. As of 2011, the National Gang Center (n.d.) estimates there to be 782,500 gang members in the United States alone. Mara Salvatrucha 13, also known as MS-13, is one of the biggest and most threatening gangs. The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) (n.d.) believes Mara Salvatrucha 13

  • Gangs: A Constant Threat Against Society

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    members in the United States alone. Mara Salvatrucha 13, also known as MS-13, is one of the biggest and most threatening gangs. The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) (n.d.) believes Mara Salvatrucha 13 to have an estimated 10,000 members in the United States and several thousand other members in Central America. Joining a gang is justified by the need for protection, money, and promoting a self image. Joining an established gang, such as Mara Salvatrucha 13, results in a lifestyle change

  • Murtuzo Jumakhonov

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    objective is to obtain money through illegal activities.” In my opinion, organized crimes are mostly used within dangerous gangs and they’ll eliminate anyone who stands in their way. MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, is a very good example of transnational criminal organization, and I believe that Mara Salvatrucha is perhaps the most notorious and dangerous street gang in United States and El Salvador. I think MS-13 is disciplined enough to be considered organized crime, because this gang is responsible

  • The 10 Most Dangerous Gangs In The World

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    of people, to fight for what they believe in, by using violence. Gang violence has always existed, however it has being growing noticeably in today 's society. There are the many types of gangs in the world, but the most popular gang are the Mara Salvatrucha gang and the Latin Kings gang. In each gang there are positive and negative effect of being part of a gang, plus society. The definition of a gang is a group of people who work together with a similar idea. Gang is mates who get together as

  • Sin Nombre Movie

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    Sayra trying to migrate to the United States, and a boy named El Casper who’s trying to escape from his dangerous gang life with the Mara Salvatrucha also known as the MS-16. Willy also known as El Casper is both a gang member and mentor towards a young boy named El Smiley in his gang. Living in Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, El Casper is part of the Mara Salvatrucha also known as the MS-16. He’s both in love and in a relationship with a wealthy girl named Martha Marlene. El Casper keeps this relationship

  • Power of Choice

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    territory, and the participation in recruitment and initiation of new members. The representation of gangs in It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way: A Barrios Story by Luis J. Rodriquez is fairly limited in regards to the actuality of gangs, such as Mara Salvatrucha 13 in ... ... middle of paper ... ...there are similarities in the recruitment process of socially disorganized neighborhoods in It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way and World’s Most Dangerous Gang, the decision to overlook the roles of drugs and

  • Reality of Transnational Gangs

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    Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, is a well-known transnational criminal organization (TCO) originating from El Salvador. They are specifically targeted for its involvement in transnational criminal activities including drug trafficking, kidnapping, human trafficking, sex trafficking, and many more. It is certain that there are more transnational gangs other than MS-13, but the reality of these gangs impact society, and their neighborhoods, more than one can imagine. There are underlying realities

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