Mara Salvatrucha: A Threat to U.S. and Central American Security
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Transnational street gangs are growing at an alarming rate in the United States and in Central America. They are becoming more violent and committing more crimes; they are dispersing throughout the country and infiltrating communities that have been immune to this violence in the past; and their organization appears to be increasingly more structured. These gangs are a new type of enemy to be reckoned with as non-state actors.
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