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Gangland, El Salvador

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Jose Cabezas
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San Salvador, EL SALVADOR

Suspected gang members are presented to the media after being detained by the police under the charges of homicide and terrorism in San Salvador, El Salvador on September 8, 2016. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Suspected gang members are presented to the media after being detained by the police under the charges of homicide and terrorism in San Salvador, El Salvador on September 8, 2016. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Jose Cabezas
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San Salvador, EL SALVADOR

Suspected gang members wait on a truck after being presented to the media after being detained by the police under the charges of homicide and terrorism in San Salvador, El Salvador on September 8, 2016. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Suspected gang members wait on a truck after being presented to the media after being detained by the police under the charges of homicide and terrorism in San Salvador, El Salvador on September 8, 2016. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Jose Cabezas
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Quezaltepeque, EL SALVADOR

Members of the Mara Salvatrucha gang are guarded by policemen upon their arrival at the Quezaltepeque jail in Quezaltepeque, El Salvador, March 29, 2016. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Members of the Mara Salvatrucha gang are guarded by policemen upon their arrival at the Quezaltepeque jail in Quezaltepeque, El Salvador, March 29, 2016. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Jose Cabezas
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Quezaltepeque, EL SALVADOR

Members of the Mara Salvatrucha gang are guarded by policemen upon their arrival at the Quezaltepeque jail in Quezaltepeque, March 29, 2016. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Members of the Mara Salvatrucha gang are guarded by policemen upon their arrival at the Quezaltepeque jail in Quezaltepeque, March 29, 2016. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Jose Cabezas
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Mejicanos, El Salvador

A police officer paints over a graffiti associated with the Mara Salvatrucha gang in the Montreal neighborhood in Mejicanos, El Salvador, December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

A police officer paints over a graffiti associated with the Mara Salvatrucha gang in the Montreal neighborhood in Mejicanos, El Salvador, December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Jose Cabezas
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San Salvador, El Salvador

A woman kisses a suspected gang member as he is arrested during an anti-gang search operation in San Salvador, June 21, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

A woman kisses a suspected gang member as he is arrested during an anti-gang search operation in San Salvador, June 21, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Jose Cabezas
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San Pedro Perulapan, El Salvador

The bodies of members of the Barrio 18 gang are seen on the ground before being loaded on to a coroner pick up truck in the town of San Pedro Perulapan, June 11, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

The bodies of members of the Barrio 18 gang are seen on the ground before being loaded on to a coroner pick up truck in the town of San Pedro Perulapan, June 11, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Jose Cabezas
Location
San Salvador, El Salvador

Blood is seen in a crime scene after a bus driver was killed by suspected gang members during a suspension of public transport services in San Salvador, July 27, 2015. Violent gangs in El Salvador ordered bus drivers to strike, leaving thousands of commuters stranded on the streets of the Central American capital. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Blood is seen in a crime scene after a bus driver was killed by suspected gang members during a suspension of public transport services in San Salvador, July 27, 2015. Violent gangs in El Salvador ordered bus drivers to strike, leaving thousands of commuters stranded on the streets of the Central American capital. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Jose Cabezas
Location
San Salvador, El Salvador

Relatives of Josue David Penalba Rivera react as police secure a crime scene in San Salvador, June 1, 2015. Rivera was shot by suspected gang members after they told him to leave the taxi he was traveling in. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Relatives of Josue David Penalba Rivera react as police secure a crime scene in San Salvador, June 1, 2015. Rivera was shot by suspected gang members after they told him to leave the taxi he was traveling in. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Jose Cabezas
Location
San Salvador, El Salvador

Army soldiers interrogates a suspected gang member during a patrol operation after residents flee the Amaya Community, due to threats from suspected gang members, in San Salvador, October 13, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Army soldiers interrogates a suspected gang member during a patrol operation after residents flee the Amaya Community, due to threats from suspected gang members, in San Salvador, October 13, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Jose Cabezas
Location
Apopa, El Salvador

People ride in the back of a pick up truck during the second day of a suspension of public transport services in Apopa, El Salvador, July 28, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

People ride in the back of a pick up truck during the second day of a suspension of public transport services in Apopa, El Salvador, July 28, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Jose Cabezas
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San Pedro Perulapan, El Salvador

A woman reacts as she touches the feet of her son's body, as the bodies of members of the Barrio 18 gang are carried out of a crime scene after a confrontation with the army, in the town of San Pedro Perulapan, June 11, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

A woman reacts as she touches the feet of her son's body, as the bodies of members of the Barrio 18 gang are carried out of a crime scene after a confrontation with the army, in the town of San Pedro Perulapan, June 11, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Jose Cabezas
Location
San Francisco Gotera, El Salvador

Members of the Barrio 18 gang wait to be admitted upon their arrival to the San Francisco Gotera penitentiary, April 21, 2015. The Salvadoran government transferred 1,177 inmates, members of the Barrio 18 gang from Izalco jail to San Francisco Gotera in a effort to curb gang violence activity. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Members of the Barrio 18 gang wait to be admitted upon their arrival to the San Francisco Gotera penitentiary, April 21, 2015. The Salvadoran government transferred 1,177 inmates, members of the Barrio 18 gang from Izalco jail to San Francisco Gotera in a effort to curb gang violence activity. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Jose Cabezas
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Izalco, El Salvador

Barrio 18 gang graffiti is seen in an abandoned house after residents fled Tunalmiles village due to gang threats, in the town of Izalco, May 5, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Barrio 18 gang graffiti is seen in an abandoned house after residents fled Tunalmiles village due to gang threats, in the town of Izalco, May 5, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Photographer
Ulises Rodriguez
Location
Sonsonate, El Salvador

An imprisoned member of street gang Mara 18 poses for a photograph at the Izalco prison, May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez

An imprisoned member of street gang Mara 18 poses for a photograph at the Izalco prison, May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez
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Jose Cabezas
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Cuscatancingo, El Salvador

Women wash the blood off a sidewalk where a taxi driver had been killed by alleged gang members in Cuscatancingo, October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Women wash the blood off a sidewalk where a taxi driver had been killed by alleged gang members in Cuscatancingo, October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Jose Cabezas
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APOPA, El Salvador

Policemen detonate a hand grenade after it was thrown at a police station by suspected gang members in Apopa, El Salvador, September 23. 2015. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Policemen detonate a hand grenade after it was thrown at a police station by suspected gang members in Apopa, El Salvador, September 23. 2015. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Jose Cabezas
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Chalchuapa, El Salvador

A police investigator works at a crime scene where five suspected gang members were killed in the town of Chalchuapa, April 7, 2015. The five suspected gang members were killed by armed men after they were taken from their homes during the night, simulating a police raid and executed, according to local media. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

A police investigator works at a crime scene where five suspected gang members were killed in the town of Chalchuapa, April 7, 2015. The five suspected gang members were killed by armed men after they were taken from their homes during the night, simulating a police raid and executed, according to local media. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Ulises Rodriguez
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Sonsonate, El Salvador

Imprisoned members of street gang Mara 18 sit next to handmade knives and cell phones they were keeping illegally at the Izalco prison, May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez

Imprisoned members of street gang Mara 18 sit next to handmade knives and cell phones they were keeping illegally at the Izalco prison, May 20, 2013. REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez
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Ulises Rodriguez
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Sonsonate, El Salvador

A jailed gang member poses for a photograph at the maximum security jail of Izalco in Sonsonate, March 5, 2013. REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez

A jailed gang member poses for a photograph at the maximum security jail of Izalco in Sonsonate, March 5, 2013. REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez
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Ulises Rodriguez
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Sonsonate, El Salvador

A board with pictures of jailed gang members is seen at the maximum security jail of Izalco in Sonsonate, March 5, 2013. REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez

A board with pictures of jailed gang members is seen at the maximum security jail of Izalco in Sonsonate, March 5, 2013. REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez
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Ulises Rodriguez
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Ilopango, El Salvador

Residents walk past graffiti on the walls of a building showing the letters "MS" which stands for the street gang Mara Salvatrucha at a neighborhood in Ilopango, January 20, 2014. REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez

Residents walk past graffiti on the walls of a building showing the letters "MS" which stands for the street gang Mara Salvatrucha at a neighborhood in Ilopango, January 20, 2014. REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez
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Ulises Rodriguez
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Apopa, El Salvador

Red Cross volunteers help Claudia at the Red Cross in Apopa, on the outskirts of San Salvador July 6, 2013. Claudia was raped and battered by alleged members of the Mara Salvatrucha street gang and then thrown into a ditch left for dead. REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez

Red Cross volunteers help Claudia at the Red Cross in Apopa, on the outskirts of San Salvador July 6, 2013. Claudia was raped and battered by alleged members of the Mara Salvatrucha street gang and then thrown into a ditch left for dead. REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez
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Ulises Rodriguez
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QUEZALTEPEQUE, El Salvador

Gang members who are also inmates pose for a photograph at a prison in Quezaltepeque, on the outskirts of San Salvador, June 2, 2012. REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez

Gang members who are also inmates pose for a photograph at a prison in Quezaltepeque, on the outskirts of San Salvador, June 2, 2012. REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez
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Jose Cabezas
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San Jose Guayabal, El Salvador

A man shows injuries after a gang attack as he refused to pay extortion money to transit a road in San Jose Guayabal, November 5, 2014. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

A man shows injuries after a gang attack as he refused to pay extortion money to transit a road in San Jose Guayabal, November 5, 2014. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Jose Cabezas
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Mejicanos, El Salvador

Residents flee the San Valentin apartments, due to threats from the 18th Street gang, in the town of Mejicanos, on the outskirts of San Salvador, January 21, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Residents flee the San Valentin apartments, due to threats from the 18th Street gang, in the town of Mejicanos, on the outskirts of San Salvador, January 21, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Jose Cabezas
Location
Zacatecoluca, El Salvador

Salvadoran police officers mourn during the funeral ceremony for their colleague Wendy Yamileth Alfaro Mena in Zacatecoluca April 22, 2015. The police officer was killed by suspected members of the Barrio 18 gang and was the first policewoman to be killed by gangsters, according to local media. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Salvadoran police officers mourn during the funeral ceremony for their colleague Wendy Yamileth Alfaro Mena in Zacatecoluca April 22, 2015. The police officer was killed by suspected members of the Barrio 18 gang and was the first policewoman to be killed by gangsters, according to local media. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Jose Cabezas
Location
San Salvador, El Salvador

Relatives and friends carry the coffin of police officer Juan Carlos Siliezar during his funeral in San Salvador April 10, 2015. Siliezar was killed in an attack on his security post at a courthouse in San Salvador by suspected gang members. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Relatives and friends carry the coffin of police officer Juan Carlos Siliezar during his funeral in San Salvador April 10, 2015. Siliezar was killed in an attack on his security post at a courthouse in San Salvador by suspected gang members. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Ulises Rodriguez
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San Salvador, El Salvador

A gang member arranges weapons to be handed over to authorities as part of a truce between gangs in San Salvador May 27, 2013. REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez

A gang member arranges weapons to be handed over to authorities as part of a truce between gangs in San Salvador May 27, 2013. REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez
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Photographer
Jose Cabezas
Location
Mejicanos, El Salvador

A member of the 18th Street gang is presented to the media after being arrested, for threatening residents of San Valentin apartments, after a raid in the town of Mejicanos, on the outskirts of San Salvador, January 21, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

A member of the 18th Street gang is presented to the media after being arrested, for threatening residents of San Valentin apartments, after a raid in the town of Mejicanos, on the outskirts of San Salvador, January 21, 2015. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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