From maras to pandillas, between street gangs and organised crime: a comparative look across the region. While conducting field research in Central America on women and gangs, I was also confronted with the differences (and similarities) between gangs within the region. Whereas the literature previously made a distinction between the so-called (inter)nationally organised maras and the more locally grown street gangs or pandillas »
Nicaragua's community-based, pro-active police: an exportable model?
The Central American states of the so-called Northern Triangle – Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador – have…