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Feature: Gangs Warfare in El Salvador

  • Feature: Gangs Warfare in El Salvador - Manu Brabo
  • Feature: Gangs Warfare in El Salvador - Manu Brabo
    Dog at a crime scene in the town of Soyapango, outskirts of San Salvador, El Salvador, June 2015. (Manu Brabo / MeMo)

    2015 has left 6670 killings; most of them related to the violence create by the violence between rival gangs and state security corps, including the army. Leading the list of most violent countries in America with 104 killings every 100.000 inhabitants, people in El Salvador is leaving their most violent times since the peace agreement was signed 24 years ago.
  • Feature: Gangs Warfare in El Salvador - Manu Brabo
    Member of the Fast Response Corps of the Police known as “Halcones” (Falcons from original Spanish) holds his machine gun while heading to an emergency in San Salvador, El Salvador, May 2015. (Manu Brabo / MeMo)

    2015 has left 6670 killings; most of them related to the violence create by the violence between rival gangs and state security corps, including the army. Leading the list of most violent countries in America with 104 killings every 100.000 inhabitants, people in El Salvador is leaving their most violent times since the peace agreement was signed 24 years ago.
  • Feature: Gangs Warfare in El Salvador - Manu Brabo
    The body of Roque Eduardo Manecilla, 30 and owner of a humble street food store, lies on the ground while police officers and the forensic doctors make their first investigations, Ilopango, El Salvador, June 2015

    2015 has left 6670 killings; most of them related to the violence create by the violence between rival gangs and state security corps, including the army. Leading the list of most violent countries in America with 104 killings every 100.000 inhabitants, people in El Salvador is leaving their most violent times since the peace agreement was signed 24 years ago.
  • Feature: Gangs Warfare in El Salvador - Manu Brabo
    Members of the New Reaction Special Forces, a unit of the Army created to fight the gangs, train during a simulacrum in an Army base outskirts of El Salvador, San Salvador, June 2015. (Manu Brabo / MeMo)

    The critical situation the country is living since the end of the truce with gangs the government has unite elements of the Airborne Infantry, The Special Forces and the Antiterrorist forces to create this special Army unit against gangs.

    2015 has left 6670 killings; most of them related to the violence create by the violence between rival gangs and state security corps, including the army. Leading the list of most violent countries in America with 104 killings every 100.000 inhabitants, people in El Salvador is leaving their most violent times since the peace agreement was signed 24 years ago.
  • Feature: Gangs Warfare in El Salvador - Manu Brabo
    An ultrasonography on a victim remains reveals the bullets lodged in the abdomen. Forensic Department of El Salvador, San Salvador, June 2015.

    2015 has left 6670 killings; most of them related to the violence create by the violence between rival gangs and state security corps, including the army. Leading the list of most violent countries in America with 104 killings every 100.000 inhabitants, people in El Salvador is leaving their most violent times since the peace agreement was signed 24 years ago.
  • Feature: Gangs Warfare in El Salvador - Manu Brabo
    The daughter of a man killed by gangs reacts within a funerary car after identify the body of her father at the Morgue in San Salvador, El Salvador, June 2015. (Manu Brabo / MeMo)

    Everyday, mostly during the weekends, dozens of civilians arrive at the morgue to identify the remains of a relative.

    2015 has left 6670 killings; most of them related to the violence create by the violence between rival gangs and state security corps, including the army. Leading the list of most violent countries in America with 104 killings every 100.000 inhabitants, people in El Salvador is leaving their most violent times since the peace agreement was signed 24 years ago.
  • Feature: Gangs Warfare in El Salvador - Manu Brabo
    A member of the Fast Response Corps of the Police known as “Halcones” (Falcons original Spanish), checks a block of houses while searching for gang members in San Salvador, El Salvador, May 2015. (Manu Brabo / MeMo)

    2015 has left 6670 killings; most of them related to the violence create by the violence between rival gangs and state security corps, including the army. Leading the list of most violent countries in America with 104 killings every 100.000 inhabitants, people in El Salvador is leaving their most violent times since the peace agreement was signed 24 years ago.
  • Feature: Gangs Warfare in El Salvador - Manu Brabo
  • Feature: Gangs Warfare in El Salvador - Manu Brabo
    Members of the Mara “Barrio 18” are seen within a dungeon in the Police Station of Soyapango. Overcrowded jails had left may gang member stacked in dungeons of Police Station. In the picture, around 130 gang members share a cage originally built for 20 inmates. Soyapango, June 2015. (Manu Brabo / MeMo)

    2015 has left 6670 killings; most of them related to the violence create by the violence between rival gangs and state security corps, including the army. Leading the list of most violent countries in America with 104 killings every 100.000 inhabitants, people in El Salvador is leaving their most violent times since the peace agreement was signed 24 years ago.
  • Feature: Gangs Warfare in El Salvador - Manu Brabo
    Members of the New Reaction Special Forces, a unit of the Army created to fight the gangs, train during a simulacrum in an Army base outskirts of El Salvador, San Salvador, June 2015. (Manu Brabo / MeMo)

    The critical situation the country is living since the end of the truce with gangs the government has unite elements of the Airborne Infantry, The Special Forces and the Antiterrorist forces to create this special Army unit against gangs.

    2015 has left 6670 killings; most of them related to the violence create by the violence between rival gangs and state security corps, including the army. Leading the list of most violent countries in America with 104 killings every 100.000 inhabitants, people in El Salvador is leaving their most violent times since the peace agreement was signed 24 years ago.
  • Feature: Gangs Warfare in El Salvador - Manu Brabo
    Member of both gangs: "Barrio 18" and "Salvatrucha" are seen on their knees and handcuffed at a the main police station of Soyapango after being detained during a raid in the area. Soyapango, El Salvador, June 2015. (Manu Brabo / MeMo)

    2015 has left 6670 killings; most of them related to the violence create by the violence between rival gangs and state security corps, including the army. Leading the list of most violent countries in America with 104 killings every 100.000 inhabitants, people in El Salvador is leaving their most violent times since the peace agreement was signed 24 years ago.
  • Feature: Gangs Warfare in El Salvador - Manu Brabo
  • Feature: Gangs Warfare in El Salvador - Manu Brabo
    Member of both gangs: "Barrio 18" and "Salvatrucha" are seen on their knees and handcuffed at a the main police station of Soyapango after being detained during a raid in the area. Soyapango, El Salvador, June 2015. (Manu Brabo / MeMo)

    2015 has left 6670 killings; most of them related to the violence create by the violence between rival gangs and state security corps, including the army. Leading the list of most violent countries in America with 104 killings every 100.000 inhabitants, people in El Salvador is leaving their most violent times since the peace agreement was signed 24 years ago.
  • Feature: Gangs Warfare in El Salvador - Manu Brabo
    Fellows of Police officer Carbín Aguilar, shoot to death by member of a gang, introduce the coffin with his remains in a funerary car in front of relatives and friends which attend to the funeral. Santa Ana, El Salvador, June 2015. (Manu Brabo / MeMo)

    Since January 1st the number till the day this story was finished the number of Police members killed by Gangs was up to 26. Cops are so often neighbors in areas controlled by gangs so is not so difficult for the gangs to follow and control the life of the officers.

    2015 has left 6670 killings; most of them related to the violence create by the violence between rival gangs and state security corps, including the army. Leading the list of most violent countries in America with 104 killings every 100.000 inhabitants, people in El Salvador is leaving their most violent times since the peace agreement was signed 24 years ago.