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    Default Recommended Reading for Latin America

    I am looking for information on Latin American Gangs MS-13 or similar groups any kind of historical perspectives or lessons learned.

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    Kelly

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    kelly,

    Moved this post to the RFI arena. There have been discussions on this issue before. Have you searched SWC? There are several SWC members who watch Latin America and gangs - hopefully they can help.
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    Appreciate the help!! One of my friends who deals with missionaries in Latin America asked me about this, with my focus being Afghanistan I really dont know where to start.

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    Received by email. Thanks, Ilene.

    Hi! My Google Alerts turned up a link to a question from sabers8th - name Kelly - asking for info on Latin American gangs. If you'd like to pass this along, I have a bibliography - more than 50 pages - on Gangs in Central America at http://www.box.net/shared/m267o3f1is
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    I appreciate the help Thank you!!

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    PJMunson on the 'What are you reading' thread posted this:
    Looking for an academic, at least well researched and hopefully noted, book on the dynamics of gangs like MS13 and 18th Street and how they have spread across borders from LA to Mexico and Central America.
    I have advised him on that thread that I think the answer lies on this thread.
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    Default Reading for 3d Gen Gangs

    Here is my prep list for an upcoming trip to Honduras and El Salvador:

    Third Generation Gangs and Criminal Insurgency in Latin America by Hal Brands. www.smallwarsjournal.com

    Afterward: Law Enforcement Response Strategies for Criminal States and Criminal Soldiers by John P. Sullivan and Keith Weston

    “Las Pandillas Más Peligrosas del Mundo” Diálogo Vol 19 No.1 2009

    War, Like War or Something Else by Robert Killebrew. www.smallwarsjournal.com

    Honduran-US Relations Congressional Research Service August 4, 2009 by Peter J. Meyer

    Merida Initiative for Mexico and Central America: Funding and Policy Issues, Congressional Research Service by Clare Ribando Seelke

    Also, although not CentAm this piece on organized crime in Brazil is very interesting. - “Irregular Warfare; Brazil’s Fight Against Criminal Urban Guerrillas” JSOU Report 09-08 September 2009

    Chao

    Mike

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