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MS-13

A presentation on the roots and effects of MS-13
by

Kumary Vasquez

on 6 December 2013

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Transcript of MS-13

MS-13
Growth
The immigrant teenagers started to hang out together because they had similar pasts & stories
Created a small family with each other
Once my immigrant teenagers came to the US, they saw comfort in this small gang, more started to join in
What do we know?
Spread
Through IIRAIRA MS-13
spread.
Convicts deported
to CA and other
latin countries.
More than 46,000
convicts sent back.
CA countries try to cope.
Results in more members.
More migration within CA & US, more members.
Today
Personal
Roots
Formed in LA in the 1980's
Specifically in the MacArthur area
Made up by Central American boys
Wasn't a violent gang, the boys were stoners/punk rockers.
Brenda Paz
(1986-2003)
Informant after being promised a fresh start
Reconnected
MS13 internal investigation
Given the "Green Light"
4 accused 2 convinced 2 aquitted
Reasoning
Guns
Initiations
Hand Signs
Code Words
Tattoos
Known today to be involved in drug, human, and arms trafficking.
Very violent and brutal in attacks.
Independent drug dealers now.
Presence in most of US and CA.
Light red indicates lighter presence in territories
Darker red indicated heavier presence in territories
(Wikipedia, MS-13)
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