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Feature - Deported to a Warzone: Gang Violence in El Salvador
Moises Saman
El Salvador has long been a byword for violence. But 2015 saw more homicides than in any of the civil war years, making the tiny Central American nation the world’s murder capital. Nearly one person dies every hour, and less than five percent of the killings are solved. At the center of the mayhem are rival street gangs spawned on American streets: Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and Barrio 18 (18th Street). They now command some 60,000 members and have moved from petty crime and drug trafficking to extortion rackets that dominate urban and rural economies. The gangs’ competition for turf and profits...

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EL SALVADOR. San Salvador. 21 September, 2018.
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EL SALVADOR.San Salvador. September, 2018. Homeless man.
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EL SALVADOR. San Salvador. 29 September, 2018. Onlookers gather...
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EL SALVADOR. September, 2018. A street in downtown San Salvador,...
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EL SALVADOR. Corral de Mulas, Usulutan. 27 September, 2018. Fishing...
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EL SALVADOR. San Salvador. 17 September, 2018. A former gang...
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EL SALVADOR. San Salvador. 4 October, 2018. A street corner in...
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EL SALVADOR. San Salvador. 29 September, 2018. A couple stand...
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EL SALVADOR. San Salvador. 30 September, 2018. A man briefly...
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EL SALVADOR. San Salvador. 31 October, 2018.
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EL SALVADOR.San Salvador. 31 October, 2018.
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EL SALVADOR. Chalatenango. September, 2018. A drawing made by...
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EL SALVADOR. Morazan. 24 September, 2018. A day laborer during...
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EL SALVADOR. Chalatenango. 17 September, 2018. Incarcerated members...
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EL SALVADOR. San Salvador. 4 October, 2018. A man sleeps on a...
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EL SALVADOR. San Salvador. 30 September, 2018. A thief lays dead...
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EL SALVADOR. San Salvador. 21 September, 2018. A security guard...
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EL SALVADOR. Chalatenango. 17 September, 2018. Incarcerated members...
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EL SALVADOR. San Salvador. 3 October, 2018. Jose Guzman, 29,...
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EL SALVADOR. San Salvador. 3 October, 2018. Nelson Garcia, 33,...
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EL SALVADOR. San Salvador. 3 October, 2018. Angel Palacios, 22,...
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EL SALVADOR. San Salvador. 3 October, 2018. Rainier Guzman, 40,...
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EL SALVADOR. Ciudad Arce. 18 September, 2018. A man and a dog...
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EL SALVADOR. San Francisco de Gotera, Morazan. 23 September,...
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