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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Mara Salvatrucha closely translates to “watch out for boys from El Salvador.”

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Mara Salvatrucha closely translates to “watch out for boys from El Salvador.” MS-13 originated in Los Angeles in early 1980s by youths from El Salvador who banded together in order to protect themselves from other gangs.

-Many from gang members who come from El Salvador also have military experience. The gang which is known for extreme violence and merciless revenge has become a serious problem in Plainfield.

-MS-13 identifies with the colors blue and white, tattoos and hand signs resembling devil horns, and tattoos that become abundant on the neck and near the face.

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