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Violence in Latin America


Central America and Mexico Gang Assessment. USAID Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean Office of Regional Sustainable Development. April 2006.
Looks at gangs in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua. "The objectives of the Central America and Mexico Gang Assessment are to: (1) analyze the nature of gangs, their root causes, and other factors driving the phenomenon; (2) examine the transnational and regional aspects of gangs in Central America and Mexico, including the impact of deportation and immigration trends; (3) evaluate policies and programs and identify best practices in the assessment countries and the United States; and (4) provide strategic and programmatic recommendations to USAID about addressing the gang problem in the assessment countries."

Gangs in Central America. Clare Ribando Seelke. Congressional Research Service Report August 29, 2016.
Describes the gang problem in Central America, discusses country approaches to deal with the gangs, and analyzes U.S. policy with respect to gangs in Central America.


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