Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Responding to Central American Youth Gang Violence

  title={Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Responding to Central American Youth Gang Violence},
  author={Lainie Reisman},
  journal={SAIS Review of International Affairs},
  pages={147 - 152}
  • L. Reisman
  • Published 2006
  • Political Science
  • SAIS Review of International Affairs
This article explores the relationship between gang violence, and the widely varying responses to such violence, in North and Central America. With a specific focus on transnational gangs like the Mara Salvatrucha (MS13) and 18th Street Gang (Calle 18), both of which have their roots in the United States, the author describes the cyclical nature of Central American gang activity and the inter-connectivity between the countries in the region. Emphasizing the important role of prevention programs… Expand

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