Can the US learn from El Salvador how to decrease gang activity?

According to this article published by the Huffington Post Yes.
The Salvadoran government negotiated a groundbreaking deal with the Salvadoran MS-13 and rivals, Calle-18, by which mediators in El Salvador essentially extended a peace treaty between the two gangs and the Salvadoran government. After the negotiations, homicides decreased by 32 percent and kidnappings by 50 percent, reports the New York Times.
Would the US take note an intervene in such a way?
Read the article here


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Lecturer of Science Education, Bilingual Education and Multicultural Education. Bilingual Science Educator at a suburban High School in Long Island, New York. Doctoral student in Curriculum and Teaching/ Urban and Multicultural Education at TC, Columbia University. I was born in Santiago, Chile and lived most of my adolescence in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I am married and the mother to two boys: Gabriel & Nico.
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8 Responses to Can the US learn from El Salvador how to decrease gang activity?

  1. keiiryy ' says:

    As this article said, there are over millions of gangs members in Central America and also the US. In El Salvador the goverment and two major gangs from there, MS-13 and Callle 18, make a peace treatment. I this treat they accept to decreased the crimes around the country. These gang members wanted change so they negotiation is clear. Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are the most dangerous place in the world. The negotiation may not work out but they tried, the crimes had decrease 32 percent and the kidnappings 50 percent. If this negotiation get clear it may benefit the cummunity of this country. Guatemala and Honduras has reject to do this engagement with these gangs because they think it is as talking terrorists.

    In may opion, the engagement the goverment of El Salvador made with MS-13 and Calle-18 wont end nothing. If the goverment do not give these members what they wanted it could end up worst. These gangs had existed from many years ago and only with a “peace treat” it won’t make any difference to these members that had made a violence throughout many years.

  2. yoselin Arias says:

    In the United States, the MS-13 is made up of about 10,000 members, largely Salvadoran-Americans or Salvadoran nationals who fled El Salvador’s civil war. The U.S. gang is part of a transnational criminal network of drugs, weapons and violent gang culture.

    In Central America, gang warfare has given way to a complex network of organized, violent crime and in many places has taken on characteristics of a “traditional” war. Measuring the intensity of violence in terms of homicides, the so-called “northern triangle” of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador is now considered the most violent region in the world (aside from battlefields), averaging tens of thousands of gang-related deaths annually. The need for suitable civilian protection is obvious.

  3. LISSETH GUEVARA says:

    se que ha todo no le pedre enterder por el hecho del idioma….. pero segun lo que se.las maras se originaron en los angeles, luego comenzaron en el salvador… dejenme decirles que esta violencia esta muy critica la situacion aumenta y aumenta cada dia.. el numero de personas inocentes crece ennumeradamente, esta situacion ya no pueden controlarlas, mas en las ciudades que las personas estan mas amenasadas,, estas personas no tienen consideracion alguna… los robos secuestros la violencia delincuencia todo va de la mano con estos personas sin conderacion… no le tienen miedo a nada, al gobierno la pnc esto se les alio de control por completo… es temible ir a el entro del salvador y saber que pueda ser que no regrese vivo a su casa,,, las personas de afueras de la ciudad donde no hay peligro alguno piensan muchas veses para poder ir a la ciudad porque la situacion cada dia emperora….. las personas de la ciudad que tienen familias en las afueras de la ciudad, se estan alejando porque ya o pueden con estos porque poden dinero y amenasan a todas las personas.. aun si son ponbres a ellos no les importa les importa nada mas su vienestar…

    por favor si pienzan en ir anden con mucho cuidado, y nada de ver a los ojos a estar personas

  4. Emanuelpena says:

    The MS. Alias mara salvatrucha is from LOS ANGELES and after go the centro america and the gans is stay the el salvador now verybody know the gans and is true 18st is arival the MS the ms have control in different place the salvador they are homicides ms 13 goverment a lot Place they don’t care how you are they wants to have all control now the kids are gansters the differents age in they killer but the principal gans the el salvador is MS13 but the true gans is in los angles california the children abused for your parents they go to the gang because they dont have love in your parents or in your home they feeling sad because your family dont wanna in the house and they found love in the gang so there are a many gang in my country..

  5. kristhiam romero says:

    yo creo que el gobierno de EL SALVADOR adoptado un enfoque menos confrontacional con las pandillas MS 13 y la 18 y se esta viendo un una desminucion de violencia en el pais.

    EL gobierno de EL SALVADOR negoio un acuerdo pionero con las pandillas MS Y la 18 yo creo que todos los paise tomaran cartas en el asunto y buscar una solucion mas pasifica para como lo hizo el gobierno de EL SALVADOR .
    N: KRISTHIAM

  6. Nestor Berrios says:

    yo pienso que el gobierno de lo estados unidos si puede aprender de las gangas del el salvador porque alla hay mucha delincuensia y asi los estados unidos aprende lo que ellos hasen y asi aprenden mas de las gangas

  7. Marleny AndraDe! says:

    La pandilla MS-13 es una organizacion criminal transnacional,El Salvador a adoptado un enfoque menos duro con las pandillas y supuestamente a habido una caida en la delicuencia de El Salvador. En Estados Unidos la MS-13 es compuesta por unos 10.000 miembros y la mayoria son Salvadorenos que huyeron de la guerra civil de el Salvador , la MS-13 en EEUU es una red criminal que usa drogas , armas y es violenta.
    En Centro America se a desarrollado la delincuencia organizada y violenta por la intensidad de este problemaqe existe en el salvador se considera la region mas violenta en el mundo . El gobierno de El Salvador a negociado un acuerdo de paz con la MS-13 y la mara 18 entre las dos maras y el gobiernosalvadoreno,segun dijo un noticiero gracias a este acuerdo la delicuencia , los homicidios , los secuestros an disminuido notablemente . Segun el art. dice qe EEUU y Mexico deberian prestar atencion al proceso realizado para combatir los problemas delincuenciales que ayuda a apaciguar un poco tantos delitos cometidos dia a dia.
    Creo qe el Salvador ah pasado por muchos malos momentos con la delincuencia organizada tanto como para hacer que familias enteras tengas que sufriir la consecuencia de separarse solo por que a estas maras se les ocurre pedir dinero y si no lo das matar , hacer qe familias pobres hagan hazta lo imposible por salir adelante matar a personas qe no tienen la culpa de problemas, qe no tienen nada que ver ,ver sangre derramada en las calles solo por una pelea entre maras eso es lo que se vive gracias a la delincuencia organizada, no creo en el acuerdo de paz entre las maras y el gobierno pieso que solamente es para tranquilizar al pueblo y detener un poco los reclamos hacia el gobierno que no hace nada. pero si reconosco que por lo menos an tratado de frazar bien lo qe estan haciendo y se nota un poco el decaimiento en los ascecinatos diarios espero que las cosas sigan asi como se ven y las maras se ”tranquilicen” y que el pueblo salvadoreno pueda tener la vida que se merece fuera de temor a salir de su casa y no saber si regresaras vivo , El Salvador se merece vivir en paz y tranquilidad!

  8. Christian Rosas says:

    El Salvador has adopted a less tough on gangs and allegedly been a drop in the delinquency of El Salvador. In America the MS-13 is comprised of about 10,000 members and most are Salvadorans who fled the civil war in El Salvador, the MS-13 in the U.S. is a criminal network that uses drugs, weapons and violent.
    In Central America it has developed violent organized crime and the intensity of this problemaqe exists in El Salvador is considered the most violent region in the world. The government of El Salvador to negotiated a peace agreement with the MS-13 and Mara 18 between the two gangs and gobiernosalvadoreno, said a news thanks to this agreement delinquency, homicides, kidnappings an decreased markedly. According to art. says U.S. and Mexico should pay attention to the process undertaken to combat crime problems that helps allay some many crimes committed every day.
    I think Salvador ah gone through many bad times with transnational organized enough to do that whole families have to suffer the consequence of separating these just because they happen maras ask for money and if you give it to kill, make poor families do everything possible to get by killing people who are not to blame for problems that have nothing to do, see blood on the streets just because a fight between gangs that’s what we live by organized crime, not I believe in the peace agreement between the gangs and the government think that it is only to reassure the people and stop some claims to the government that does nothing .

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