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The Mafia of the Poor: Gang Violence and Extortion in Central America

International Crisis Group
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April 19, 2017
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Central American gangs are responsible for brutal acts of violence, abuse of women and forced displacement of thousands.

This video from International Crisis Groups explores the social and economic roots of gang culture and discusses new approaches to minimise the violence of illicit gang activity. The governments must go beyond punitive measures, tackle extortion schemes and invest in communities.

Read the full report on the Crisis Groups website

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