Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) Terrorist Organizations // Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13)

The MS-13 formed in the 1980s when hundreds of thousands of Salvadorans fled their country's civil war for the United States, settling in and around Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., among other areas. The end of that civil war, coupled with MS-13's own growth and deportations from the United States, contributed to an expanded MS-13 presence in Central America. Some authorities attribute as much as half the violent crime in Honduras,...


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