All About Barrio 18

BARRIO 18 / 15 JUN 2011

The discovery of a mass grave in Honduras, allegedly used by the M-18 gang to bury their victims, undermines the group's recent calls for peace talks with the government, and…

BARRIO 18 / 7 JUN 2011

Jailed leaders of Barrio 18, one of Central America’s most formidable street gangs, have called for dialogue with the Honduras government.

BARRIO 18 / 25 FEB 2011

The Guatemalan Public Ministry and the National Police say they have identified five major leaders of the Barrio 18 (M-18)  gang currently held at the maximum security prison, and who…

BARRIO 18 / 22 JAN 2011

Are the brutal mara gangs in Central America allying themselves with the Mexican drug cartels, and what might this mean for organized crime in the region? …

BARRIO 18 / 22 NOV 2010

The United Nations and U.S. Southern Command estimate there are approximately 70,000 gang members, or so-called maras, most of them concentrated in the Northern Triangle: 36,000 in Honduras, 10,500 in…

BARRIO 18 / 12 NOV 2010

In the most complete account of the October 30 massacre of fourteen youth at a San Pedro Sula soccer field, Honduras’ newspaper La Prensa recounts how nine…

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