Is Mara Salvatrucha now in Americas?

USA, Mexico, Central America and South America,

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  • Percy
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    10 years ago
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    Originally Mara Salvatrucha started in Los Angeles as a gang mostly for illegal immigrants, particularly Honduran and El Salvadoran immigrants. However, due to a rather foolish policy in which the United States would deport violent immigrant criminals, it spread back to their home countries. (Since, after all, they could easily bribe their way out of prison.) Because of the strong connections to these countries and the loose law enforcement, the gang quickly grew into the international consortium of criminality it is today.

    So yes, they are definitely in the USA and Central America. There was a recent report by the Washington Times that they have established a major smuggling center in Mexico, so they are also there.

    They are not particularly in South America, however.

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  • 10 years ago

    Mara Salvatrucha originated in Central america

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