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Aug 14th 2007

El Salvador – La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13)

Incredible TV show about the infamous Salvadoran gang, La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13 (PG-13 for language and mature themes).

 

88 Responses to “El Salvador – La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13)”

  1. I felt that as you arrived you had a certain idea of what you had of MS. What changed?. I like your video. I run a agency that works to help those who want to change. I was also in MS gang. I was glad to see Flaco (hugo) and Duke. I hope they survive El Slavdor.

    Can you send me a copy?

    Alex Sanchez
    Homies Unidos
    1625 W. Olympic Blvd Suite 706
    Los Angeles CA 90015

  2. Matt Evans

    Although I did witness a lot of violence, I had no idea as a missionary down there how dangerous it was. They didn’t show this video in the MTC as part of the cultural training.

    I feel so bad for the innocent people that become victims. I almost did a couple of times and I knew many that were killed. Now I see why…no reason, just self preservation.

  3. I have a blog that deals exclusively with MS-13.
    If you have an interest, check it out.
    http://www.msthirteen.com
    Tim

  4. gina

    i am from el salvador i love it and i am only 15 years old!!

  5. Tony

    Hi,

    It is a very impressive video of a sad reality that people live in the beautiful country of El Salvador. Would it be at all possible of getting a copy of this documentary so I can show it to friends and fellow members of the hispanic association I belong to in Montreal, Canada. Thanks in advance,

    Tony

  6. doug

    Tony,

    It looks like this series will be in DVD from the UK next year:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ross-Kemp-On-Gangs/dp/B000NVI2BU

  7. Diego

    Is there anything that can be done to mitigate this problem? Have the Salvadoran authorities really made an effort to turn the tide of this violence? It seems that one small lonely program that houses 14 women is insufficient and downright irresponsible.
    The rest of the Central American countries are watching; we in Costa Rica are dreading even the possibility of having any gang here, little on this vicious group. However, it saddens us all that these poor ignorant people have suffered for so many years at the hands of specific segments of their own population. Can we turn the tide? Does the Salvadoran government even care?

  8. Muneca

    Yo yall Everything happens for a reason.And yes,This gang does vilent actitity btu Because they have reaosns to I know tehres no reaosn to hurt people or kill you know but they do what they doo they will never die out.So you know there livinn la vida the way they want and they choose to do that so you know w.e im a member of mara myself in Canada Vancouver b.c Actually its not the happiest thing but hey! You know Once your in it you die in it so That’s the way it goes

  9. hi am from el salvador and i feel sad for the way el salvador has become. do to the gangsters deported from the UNITED STATES going back to their original country to continue ruin it. i was in MS too, and im in the berge of getting deported ..

  10. Juan Gomez De La Rosa

    It was very nice to see that the video of him eating with them before he left was included. Despite the encompassing aspects of being MS-13 he is still a person. We as a species do horrible things to eachother. The way they live is a product of their environment and the lack of programs that actually help them do something constructive. It was a great video and my heart goes out to all those in El Salvador who have lost loved ones to gang violence.

  11. beatriz

    HOLLA
    IM 16 MY NAME IS BEATRIZ BUT THEY CALL ME LA SNAPY
    MY NAME WAS GIVEN TO ME CAUSE IM FAST IM DOWN AND I KNOW WHEN STUFF SHOULD BE DONE AND WEN NOT ..

    ANY IFOMATION ABOUT LA MARA SALVATRUCHA ASK ME..
    I HAVE A ANSWER FO EVERY THEN..

  12. Eric

    hello everyone.. this video has been a great video and just like some of your comments, this people are just people who are trying to survive with in their living enviroment. I think that the problem is mainly with the way their country is being run. if they had more jobs or ways to get kids not to join the gangs el salvador would be different and their gang problems wouldnt be so harsh as they are. As far as la mara, well just like any other gang. they will do what they will do, and this war will never end until both 18th street and la mara come to an agreement that neither is gonna win, even though la mara seems to have more members or what not, everytime a person dies.. everyone looses..

  13. Max

    Created in the United States and now exported by the governmet to El Salvador, so truth be told they have much fault as does the incompetent Salvadorian government’s lack of effort in dealing with the problem.

  14. hola quiero saber mas de la mara salvatrucha fotos o bideos para ber como son.

  15. brent

    MS-13 has recently shown up here in Toronto, Canada. I can only imagine how much of a loser you have to be to join a street gang like this. Everybody has the opportunity to better themselves, for some it is a lot harder than others; but basically giving up and throwing yourself into a no win situation, no hope for a future, no hope for a family and some degree of prosperity is very sad. Sure the world can be and is in many respects a corrupt and ruthless place. It always has been, there is nothing new in the difficulties young people face now than a thousand years ago, except that now there is a chance to get ahead if you have the balls to work at it instead of whining about why the world gave someone else everything and you nothing.It’s about growing up, facing life head on and being a man; something these misfits are a long way from.

  16. jackie

    im doing a portfolio on MS-13 for my psychology class throughout my research i have learned alot about the gangs history and about what they are doing today.

  17. Very sad about El Salvador.

    Great video.. I needed to find more info about this group. Apparently, these gang members killed a father with his two sons in front om my home in a road rage.

    06-25) 21:33 PDT San Francisco — A member of a
    notoriously violent street gang was arrested and booked Wednesday on three counts of murder in the shootings of a San Francisco father and two sons in the city’s Excelsior district that police believe stemmed from a minor traffic incident, authorities said.

    Edwin Ramos, 21, of El Sobrante was arrested at 12:05 a.m. at his home on the 4300 block of Hilltop Drive in the Sunday slayings of Tony Bologna, 48, and his sons Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16, authorities said. At 5 p.m., he was booked on the murder charges.

    Police recovered a machete, an assault pistol and knives at the time of the arrest, but they have not found the weapon used in the shooting.

    At an evening news conference to announce the arrest, police said Ramos is a member of a violent street gang but would not specify which organization.

    “I believe he is, I think he would admit that he is a gang member,” said Inspector Brian Delahunty of the homicide detail. Police sources confirmed his membership in the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), which law enforcement officials consider one of the most dangerous street gangs in San Francisco and the country.

    The jailed man has denied to police that he killed the Bolognas, authorities say.

    The suspect’s attorney, Joe O’Sullivan, said his client is a construction worker who is married to a bank worker and is the father of a young child.

    He had a minor criminal record as a juvenile and was arrested in San Francisco a month ago on a weapons possession charge, but the case was dismissed after the district attorney’s office found there was not enough evidence to tie him to the weapon, authorities said.

    O’Sullivan said his client, who goes by the last name of Escobar, is a member of MS-13, an organization whose members contend is “nothing more than a soccer group.”

    Law enforcement authorities, however, consider MS-13 a sophisticated street gang with roots in El Salvador whose members are known to use high-powered weapons and even machetes and have been tied to everything from street extortion in San Francisco to firearms trafficking.

    O’Sullivan said his client was a friend of the former head of MS-13 in the city, Luis Fuentes, who was killed at 24th and Hampshire streets on June 26, 2004. Fuentes was described in the trial as the “shot caller” for the gang in San Francisco. His convicted killer, a Norteño street gang member, was represented by O’Sullivan and another lawyer.

    Ramos, O’Sullivan said, is soft-spoken and deferential.

    “It sounds like the people who were victimized were lovely people, (and) it looks like the police could be jammed up to make an arrest,” O’Sullivan said. “He’s a fine young man. This is aberrational, totally out of character.

    “It’s a tragic case,” he said.

    Ramos was taken in during an early-morning raid at a home on Hilltop Drive in El Sobrante where he lived with Amelia, 20, his wife of several years.

    The couple have an 11-month-old daughter, Jasmine, said Rosa Martinez, the suspect’s mother-in-law, who shares her home with the couple.

    “I had no idea, honestly,” Martinez said of Ramos’ alleged involvement in the shooting over the weekend. “I feel so sorry for that family,” she said of the Bolognas.

    Martinez said she knew little about her son-in-law other than he worked at City Auto Supply in South San Francisco.

    She said she warned her daughter, who has attended Contra Costa College in San Pablo, not to marry a man she believed was a gang member.

    “I told her I didn’t want her to marry a gang member, that she was making a terrible mistake for the rest of her life,” Martinez said.

    A search-warrant affidavit for Martinez’s home gave police the authority to search the premises for a bloody T-shirt, a white baseball cap, a brown sweater and a blue and gray sweater.

    A list of items taken from the home showed that police took cell phones, identification cards, a machete, knives and the assault pistol. Martinez said – and authorities confirmed – that police also took away the suspect’s new Chrysler 300.

    Martinez and her family spent much of the day Wednesday cleaning up after the police raid of her two-story home in a modest neighborhood of the unincorporated Contra Costa County town. The home is on a main thoroughfare just off Interstate 80 that runs along the El Sobrante-Richmond border and is near Rolling Hills Memorial Park and Hilltop Mall.

    At the news conference, Chief Heather Fong offered condolences to the family and thanked the community for its help. She said the case was broken after a man arrested by patrol officers identified Ramos as being involved in the shooting, police said.

    The Bolognas were on Congdon Street in the Excelsior just after 3 p.m. Sunday, driving home from a barbecue in Fairfield, when they inadvertently blocked another car from completing a left turn onto Congdon from Maynard Street, police said.

    The shooting occurred after the elder Bologna backed up and let the car by, police said.

    Tony Bologna, the night shift supervisor at a San Mateo grocery store, and Michael Bologna, a student at the College of San Mateo, were pronounced dead at the scene. Matthew Bologna, who attended Lincoln High School, died Tuesday night at San Francisco General Hospital.

    The family has established two accounts for contributions. One is the Anthony Bologna Children’s Fund, No. 934-426443-9, c/o Washington Mutual Bank, 845 Laurel St., San Carlos, CA 94070.

    For the other account, checks can be made payable to the Bologna Family Fund, c/o Wells Fargo Private Client Services, Mac No. A0101-071, 420 Montgomery St., seventh floor, San Francisco, CA 94104.

    E-mail Jaxon Van Derbeken at jvanderbeken@sfchronicle.com.

  18. Abou ms13 gang can i start up gang in bosnia with folloving structures of MS13

  19. wolf

    you are the best.MS13 IS NEW IN BiH,BUT WE DO WHAT YOU DO.PEACE FOR BROTHER MS-13.

    WOLF

  20. rescently the mara salvatrucha gang memebers showm up in Sarajevo the capital city of Bosnia and herzegovina. and i join them now im member of ms-13.

  21. emenese la costrese Bosnia and HERZEGOVINA LA PRIMERo ms – 13

  22. you should come on balcan and see what we do with our ennemies.MS 4 life

  23. i’m a gang member of ms in sarajevo and listen my advice don’t kill when you don’t haft,first be smart and then your clika whil survive without jails and murders and you will still get what you want.EMENESE 4 LIFE

  24. If you want to learn more about MS-13, read “Gangs of Los Angeles”, a book about the history of LA street gangs.

  25. Donnie scarberry

    MS13 gang members should be deported as soon as arrested.They propose a threat that America don’t need.Besides we got enough gang problems of our own to deal with and don’t need to deal with ms13′s crap.Someone should also tell them that it is not the tattoo that makes the man but man makes the tattoo.MS13 members are nothing but a bunch of gangster trash that do nothing but hurt themselves and others.They should have their own website so people can tell them what they really think.Go your ass back home and quit messing up our place!

  26. doug

    Donnie,

    I’ve moderated your last three comments since we can’t verify your identity. Sorry.

  27. Hey- I have a website that deals specifically with this gang. http://www.msthirteen.com

  28. la trucha

    la mara salvatrucha is gonna live forever!! fuk wat ju heard

  29. roberto

    i dnt get gangs…
    why fighting nd killing each other instead of working together to live better…..

  30. ACE

    IM GLAD I SAW THIS VIDEO BECAUSE IT MADE ME LOOK AT LIFE A LOT DIFEERENT BELIEVE IT OR NOT. IM A VERY RELIGIOUS PERSON, AND I THANK GOD FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU…
    I WILL KEEP THESE GANGS IN MY PRAYER THROUGH MY WALK AS A NEW CHRISTIAN. I JUST PRAY FOR THAT ANOINTING UPON THEIR LIVES. GOD IS REALLY MOVING THIS YEAR AND SAVING MANY SOULS… JUST KEEP PRAYING AND STAY HUMBLE AND WORSHIP HIM AND REPENT, FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS NEAR…
    GOD BLESS YOU DOUG…

  31. ACE

    THE REASON I SAID THIS WAS BECAUSE IM AN EX GANG MEMBER AND I CAN ASSURE YOU I HAVE MANY RELATED STORIES AS THE ONES IN THIS VIDEO…
    THESE PEOPLE ARE WHAT I LIKE TO CALL THE DEVILS’ SOLDIERS… THE DEVIL REALLY HAD A STRONG HOLD ON MY LIFE UNTILL I STARTED GOING TO THIS CHRISTIAN CHURCH. VICTORY OUTREACH!! THIS IS WHERE I FOUND MY PLACE OF MINISRTY BECAUSE THIS IS WHERE I WAS SAVED. GOD REALLY SPOKE TO ME IN MANY WAYS. IT WAS ALL THROUGH THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST! MY SAVOIR, MY LORD, MY KING! I’LL DIE FOR THE LORD! I WAS REALLY PRAYING FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART, REPENTING AND ASKING JESUS TO COME INTO MY LIFE AND TO GUIDE ME AND SHOW ME THE WAY ON HOW TO GET A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM BECAUSE HE IS THE KEY TO GOD. HE IS THE SON OF MAN. I CANT GO A DAY WITHOUT PREACHING THE WORD OF GOD TO PEOPLE… I LOVE SERVING THE LORD!

  32. ACE

    GOD IS ALMIGHTY AND POWERFUL!!!
    AND THE DEVILS A LIYER!!!

    JESUS SAVES!!
    VICTORY OUTREACH CHURCH OF CHICAGOLAND!
    G.A.N.G- GOD’S ANOINTED NOW GENERATION!!!

    “REMEMBER MATHEW 6:33″

  33. ACE

    WHEN GOD CALLS ME AND WHEN IT’S MY TIME,…
    I AM GOING TO EL SAVADOR AND MINISTER TO THESE PEOPLE!!!! IF I DIE, I WILL DIE DOING GODS WILL AND IN HONOR SERVING THE LORD.
    ONCE AGIAN, GOD BLESS YOU DOUG!…

  34. sisi

    EY YO I GOTS HOMEBOYS IN DIZ MARA SALVATRUCHA LIFE AND IM DWN FOR IT 100% SO ALL U HATERS GO TOO HELL . AND STAY STRONG GHETTOBOY, SMOKEY, Y SMILEY TRAVIEZA LOVES YALL!!!!
    STAY TRUCHA.:
    ALRATOZ

  35. la mara salvatrucha la q mata controla y viola ms 13 for life

  36. black dragon salvatruchos (el drago)

    i’m one of MS conceptor in INDONESIA country. other country in Asian Pasific who build MS is philippines (FILIPINOS). Check in google search and you tube : MS 13 Philippines.
    el drago

  37. Lupita

    I can’t believe how many people are in danger en el Salvador, Im Mexican American and can’t believe that such a beautiful place there could be so much danger! It’s sad, and I’m sad for all those people that have been in danger because of la mara!

  38. Lupita

    i can’t believe how many people are in danger in el Salvador, such a beautiful place but so dangerous. I feel sorry for all those people that have been hurt my The Mara.

  39. obino rejedo

    MS 13 is now in the Philippines (Filipinas0!!!!!!

  40. obino rejedo

    Pakistan, Portugal, Slovenia, Russian Federation, Israel, New Zealand, India , Greece, Latvia, Ukraine, Algeria, Finland, Japan, Morocco, Venezuela, Bulgaria , Estonia, Slovakia, Taiwan, Martinique, Serbia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Malaysia, South Africa, Singapore, Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Guadeloupe, Bolivia, Croatia, Indonesia, China, Iceland, Saudi Arabia, Saint Lucia, Kazakstan ,

  41. obino rejedo

    Yemen, Kuwait, Nepal, Mauritius, United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh, Cayman Islands, Vietnam, Hong Kong , Oman, Madagascar, Palestinian Territory, Netherlands Antilles, Cote DIvoire, Guyana, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Korea, Nigeria, Bermuda, Mongolia Syrian Arab Republic, Zambia, Paraguay, Cuba, Haiti, Egypt, Somalia, Afghanistan,

    MS 13 WORLDWIDE!!!!!!!!!

  42. obino rejedo

    United States , Germany, Canada, France, Netherlands, Australia, United Kingdom, Mexico, Poland Switzerland, Denmark, Belgium, Philippines, Romania, Sweden, Italy, Hungary, Spain, Peru, Turkey, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Norway, El Salvador, Colombia, Europe, Thailand, Austria, Paraguay,

  43. obino rejedo

    Tunisia, Honduras , Puerto Rico, Uzbekistan, Costa Rica, Macedonia, Luxembourg, Bahamas, Aruba, Ecuador, Uruguay, Greenland, Maldives, Belarus, Moldova, Panama Georgia, Belize, Iraq, Jordan, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Macau, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia

  44. obino rejedo

    LA Mara Salvatrucha 13 is now at the countries of:

    Please read contry names on my early comments above

    MS 13 Worldwide!!!!!!!!!!

  45. monica

    luis toy de acuerdo contigo homie pero ami megusta la mara 18 por vida vato

  46. I WANT TO SAY THAT THE ONLY WAY OUT OF LA MARA SALVATRUCHA IS JESUSCHRIST THE SON OF GOD WHO DIE IN THE CROSS FOR OUR SINS,JESUS IS THE WAY THE TRHU IN THE LIFE NO, ONE COMES TO THE FATHER BUT BY ME. S.JOHN 14:6 CRISTO TE AMA Y PUEDE CAMBIAR TU VIDA I AM AN EX/GANG MEMBER OF LA MARA SALVATRUCHA AND CHRIST CHANGE MY LIFE HE CAN CHANGE YOURS TOO TODAY IF YOU LET GOD WORK IN YOUR HEART HE CAN DO GREAT THINGS.NOW I LIVE IN PEACE,I HAVE JOY I LOVE LIFE,BUT I WORRY ABOUT MY PAISANOS STIL OUT THERE.AM GOING VERY SOON TO EL SALVADOR TO PREACH THIS GOSPEL AND TO ANOUNCE THAT THERE IS A WAY OUT OF GANGS. AND THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR PATH TO A NEW ONE IS JESUSCHRIST (SOLO JESUCRISTO PUEDE CAMBIAR TU VIDA)NADIE MAS .NOR DRUGS,OR ALCOHOL,OR MONEY,OR YOUR FEAR OR YOUR GANG NO MATTER WHERE YOU FROM ONLY GOD CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE THRU JESUCHRIST. DOS LES BENDIGA ORO POR USTEDES I AM PRAYING FOR YOU ALL.
    SINCERLY. Noel Guerrero//missionary

  47. DIOS TE AMA LA UNICA SALIDA PARA TU VIDA SE LLAMA CRISTO NO IMPORTA LO QUE HAIGAS HECHO, CRISTO TE PERDONA Y TE DARA VIDA ETERNA,AUNQUE LA SOCIEDAD DIGA LO CONTRARIO LA BIBLIA DICE:2 DE CORINTIOS 5:17 DE MANERA QUE SI ALGUNO ESTA EN CRISTO NUEVA CRIATURA ES LAS COSAS VIEJAS PASARON Y HE AQUI TODAS LAS COSAS SON HECHAS NUEVAS.A MI ASI EL SENOR ME RECIBIO CON SUS BRASOS DE AMOR LO QUIERE HACER CONTIGO.ESCRIBEME DIOS TE BENDIGA.
    Noel Guerrero//misionero.noel06062000@yahoo.com

  48. obino rejedo

    MS 13 will become a NEW MAFIA!!!!!!!!!

  49. Noel Guerrero

    señor. Obino Jesucristo le Ama y Le Quiere dar VIda Eterna.
    solo en Cristo encontrara Vida Eterna. Muchas Gracias y que DIOS le Bendiga.
    Ex/Marero MS13
    ahora un Misionero de DIOS//
    Noel Guerrero//noel06062000@yahoo.com

  50. Unknown

    LA BIG MARA SALVATRUCHA \../
    DESD CHARLOTTE NC
    HOMS CHARLOTTE LOKOTES 13
    REPRESENTANDO Y RIFANDO LA GARRA…..
    A LA VERGA TODOS LOS HATERS….JA

  51. EL VAGO

    LA BIG MARA SALVATRUCHA \../
    DESD CHARLOTTE NC
    HOMS CHARLOTTE LOKOTES 13
    REPRESENTANDO Y RIFANDO LA GARRA…..
    A LA VERGA TODOS LOS HATERS….JA

  52. PINUNO

    hi, even thought im less knowledge to this MS13, i just want to know what are their agendas, what they are fighting for, what they are up to, what is the purpose in this brotherhood? this kind of things keeps on growing, and keeps me thinking all the time. MS13 larges gang in the whole world. hope their leaders think in a positive side/be professional in the way they act/think how to change the world inspite of killing or what ever, why not setting a good example to young once, in your population you can create a new country away from the corapt people/people how are in the government that abusing their positon in each and every government in every countries & discriminations. if this things happen we have a clean leaving and happy life. but this MS13 makes me believe…. many people needs you.. specially those who have been abuse in a different ways. im not saying that MS13 are bad because i dont even know what they are up to. what are their reasons, that government will not listen as long they know that these guys did a crime. but if MS13 are in a right track, spread the name MS13 in every corner of the world.

  53. J0K3R/M§¹3\,,/

    LA MARA FUKK LEVAS XD CHAVALS \,,/

  54. karina Iliana

    watzzzzzzzz up putos chimados
    Ms13 on line bitch
    la nueva generacion alive
    mara salvatrucha jamas sera vencida
    Ms133333 stand cuates

  55. ms13

    la mara para mata viola corta cuellos rifa y controla

  56. Noel Guerrero

    SOLO CRISTO JESUS PUEDE CAMBIAR TU VIDA, CRISTO DIJO:
    EL QUE CREE EN EL HIJO DE DIOS TIENE VIDA ETERNA,MAS EL QUE ES INCREDULO AL HIJO NO VERA LA VIDA SINO QUE LA IRA DE DIOS ESTA SOBRE EL. SAN JUAN 3:36
    EL QUE EN EL CREE NO ES CONDENADO,PERO EL QUE NO CREE YA HA SIDO CONDENADO PORQUE NO HA CREIDO EN EL NOMBRE DEL UNIJENITO JIJO DE DIOS. SAN JUAN 3:18
    PORQUE DE TAL MANERA AMO DIOS AL MUNDO QUE HA DADO A SU HIJO UNICO,PARA QUE TODO A QUEL QUE EN EL CREA NO SE PIERDA MAS TENGA VIDA ETERNA.SAN JUAN 3:16

    DIOS TE BENDIGA TU QUE ESTAS LEYENDO ESTE MENSAJE SOLO QUIERO DECIRTE QUE DIOS TIENE PLANES GRANDES PARA TU VIDA,ESCAPA DEL INFIERNO Y DE LA CONDENACION ETERNA ACEPTANDO A CRISTO JESUS COMO REY Y DIOS DE TU VIDA,NO TE ENGANES TU RELIGION NO VA A PODER HACER NADA POR TI. PERO CRISTO SI PUEDE HACER ALGO POR TI.
    AMI EL HA CAMBIADO MI VIDA,PORQUE NADIE PUEDE CAMBIAR ASI DE FACIL,PERO CRISTO SI PUEDE CAMBIAR TU VIDA,EL QUIERE SALVAR TU ALMA ESCAPA POR TU VIDA NO LE DES TU ALMA AL dIABLO MEJOR DALE TU ALMA Y CORAZON A CRISTO JESUS,SI QUIERES QUE ORE POR TI ESCRIBEME YO CON GUSTO ORARE POR TI QUE DIOS TE BENDIGA.noel06062000@yahoo.com

    NOEL GUERRERO
    Misionero/ex/pandillero
    cambiado por el poder de jesucristo el hijo de DIOS.

  57. rodolfo benitez

    Some times, you cannot just watch a video and pass judgement on people and a country.

    El salvador is going through a change, drastic cultural change , and the said change is taking us through the path of fighting crime with all we got, just like the united states has done through out its history.

    What el salvador needs, is not bad press, nor prejudiced comments, its needs a buddy system, meaning, a group of countries with the know how and funds to erradicate the issue at its roots.

    yes, i know, it is in fact a an ideal and utopic dream, but it could in fact work.

    if we say that what we have is a socio-cultural problem, then lets start by fighting the first part of this socio-cultural problem, not the end product. what we need is,

    1- identify-analyse and create a solution for each of the items found, such us;

    * lack of parental supervision
    * lack of family unity
    * lack of work training related programs
    * lack of police brutality supervision
    * lack of abuse protection laws and its enforcement.
    * lack of mental health services for those ” so called children of war”

    putting gang members in prison is just the temporary solution to the problem< when you put a gang member in jail, we perpetuate the cycle of abuse and violence talked about by many profesionals, what we need is to stop. think and process the right solutions.

    this documentary, is closed to 1% of the real truth of el salvador, because it could only show the street value of the gangs, it did not show the profesional and corporate value of the same gangs. it is in those levels that has to be stopped first. but off course, it is impossible to stop it at those levels, but it could be reduced to lower levels.

    to those judging el salvador based on this or many other videos, i ask you to create instead of destroy the image of el salvador.

    look for funds outside el salvador, and create programs that could in fact

    think and look for ways of supporting programs to assist these gang members on their way out of the gangs.

    for people that have reached a higher level of profesionalism and have ventured into politics. help push for AID programs for el salvador.

    but not programs ran by locals, they have to be programs ran by foreigners willing to give all for the cause and to keep them effective until the end.

    lets creat an international agency, to focus on developing programs (specifically for gang related individuals and gang affected communities)

    as government they are doing what they can, but as citizens, we as well are responsible of helping end this problem, or at least, just at least find a common ground for all of us.

    lets think and create

  58. doug

    Rodolfo,

    Thank you for your long and thoughtful comment!

    I lived in El Salvador (Santa Ana) as volunteer and loved my experience. I certainly do not want to destroy the image of such a beautiful country.

    Hopefully those watching the video can separate the problems of the gangs from the wonderful people and rich culture of El Salvador.

  59. brandon

    Is MS-13 in Singapore? If so, I want to join!!!!! \m/

  60. casper

    hey lokos this is casper from guate u know im goin back to guatemala this month u know with my homies over there take mara u know salvatrucho 4ever loko

  61. AMADOS AMIGOS SOLO LES QUIERO ANUNCIAR DE QUE SOLO CRISTO PUEDE CAMBIAR TU VIDA,NADIE MAS CRISTO TE AMA.
    EL QUE PUEDE CAMBIARLE EL CORAZON A LOS MAREROS SE LLAMA “JESUCRISTO”
    EL ES REAL,EL ESTA VIVO,EL ES VERDADERO NO CREAS QUE ES UNA RELIGION MAS NO….
    CRISTO ES UNA REALIDAD,LO CREAS O NO LO CREAS, SI LO CREES TENDRAS VIDA ETERNA….
    SINO LO CREES EL JUICIO DE DIOS ESTARA SOBRE TU VIDA…
    PORQUE YO LO SE?
    EL QUE CREE EN EL HIJO DE DIOS TIENE VIDA ETERNA,MAS EL QUE ES INCREDULO AL HIJO NO VERA LA VIDA,SINO QUE LA IRA DE DIOS ESTA SOBRE EL.. SAN JUAN 3:36
    QUE DIOS TE BENDIGA

    ATENTAMENTE.
    NOEL GUERRERO
    MISIONERO
    si nesesita oracion para aceptar a Cristo Escriba a:
    noel06062000@yahoo.com

  62. ONLY JESUS CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE,DEAR FRIEND GOD LOVES YOU ALL,IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT HAVE YOU DONE GOD STIL LOVES YOU,JESUS IS THE WAY THE THRU IN THE LIFE, NO ONE COMCES TO THE FATHER BUT BY ME. JOHN 14:6

    THANK YOU GOD BLESS YOU.
    SINCERLY
    NOEL GUERRERO
    MISSIONARY
    noel06062000@yahoo.com

  63. Theres no reasonn ..
    Okayy kill whoeva u wna kill.
    Its upto u for repentance or not.
    But if youse r gonna change do it before its tuu late.
    Before the sun is opposite on us .. && nwz when da day of judgement kumz we’ll see iif all these gangs r gnna be standing united.

    xx makanaa

  64. Encontra de las maras

    The government from El Salvador are dumb asses. The solution is clear and easy, they should put both gangs in the same prison, close the place down and wait till they all kill each other… And then, at the end, when all of them are dead, burn the place down to ashes. Problem solved.

  65. rodolfo benitez

    wow encontra de las maras you are so smart by saying that, but so stupid to even have the guts to write such an atrocity. dude, how can you even say that. the outcome doesnot justify the means. there is a long term solution to this problem. its understandiong the nature of what is going on and then treat the nature to cure it. stop being so stupid grow up dude.

  66. thats not the solution dear friend to las maras the solution of this mara salvatrucha gang is JESUSCHRIST THE SON OF GOD he is the SOLUTION not to kill each other,and after all go to hell with satan!! don’t think so,christ wants them to be saved from hell from satan’s hands i used to be from ms 13 i know their needs and their fears that only GOD can change..
    thank you all GOD BLESS YOU

    Noel G.
    Missionary

  67. kama

    kien sabe como aser una chimba no una mamada ni una pendejada pal q sepa q es suban un video no

  68. kama

    ese trucha no conoses a alguien q sepa como aser una chimba q suban un video o algun camarada q sepa corre la bos no yo soy de onduras de purto cortsz la mara pa siempre

  69. SOLO QUIERO ANUNCIARLES ALOS MIEMBROS DE LA MARA SALVATRUCHA DE QUE DIOS ESTA INTERESADO EN TI….

    DIOS ESTA INTERESADO EN CAMBIAR TU VIDA…….
    DIOS ESTA AL LADO TUYO PARA AYUDARTE…….
    DIOS ESTA DISPUESTO A CUIDAR DE TU VIDA……..
    DIOS QUIERE ENTRAR EN TU CORAZON………
    DIOS QUIERE SALVAR TU ALMA……..
    DIOS NO QUIERE QUE TE PIERDAS…….
    DIOS NO QUIERE QUE SIGAS PECANDO CONTRA DE EL…….
    DIOS NO QUIERE QUE SIGAS ASI COMO VAS,,……
    DIOS QUIERE SOCORRERTE,,,……….
    DEJA QUE EL DENTRE EN TU CORAZON,,,,,…..
    DEJA QUE JESUS GUIE TU VIDA ALA ETERNIDAD,,,….
    DEJA QUE CRISTO HAGA LA OBRA EN TU VIDA……..
    GRACIAS A TODOS L0S MIEMBVROS DE LA MARA Y AMIGOS QUE AN LEIDO ESTE ANUNCIO DE IMPORTANCIA PARA SUS VIDAS QUE DIOS LOS BENDIGA A TODOS,,,,,
    UN SALUDO,,SI QUIERES ACEPTAR A CRISTO COMO REY Y DIOS DE TU VIDA ESCRIBEME A:
    noel06062000@yahoo.com

    NOEL G.
    MISIONERO

  70. tinieblas

    hey q pedo lokotes de la big time la bestia controlando desde san francisco california con todo soy chapin pero salvatrucha de corazon lokotes al rato homboys hey casper de que parte de guatemala sos homboy

  71. Ups I Believe you must be take a look your future if you continue doing the same up to Now, it si really bad thing from El Salvador so you must be keep in mind about it Ms Will be doing this but remember when you life get down when you’ll see yours parents dead by a shoot , don be do anything but you will remember my Words.

    God Bless you …

  72. LA PAGA DEL PECADO ES MUERTE MAS EL REGALO DE DIOS ES VIDA ETERNA, EN CRISTO JESUS SENOR NUESTRO. ROMANOS 6:23
    LA PAGA DE TODO LO MALO QUE HACES, ES MUERTE ETERNA EN CONDENACION, AMENOS QUE TE ARREPIENTAS DE TUS PECADOS Y LE DES AL SENOR JESUCRISTO TU CORAZON, LA UNICA SALIDA QUE TIENES PARA TU VIDA ES (CRISTO) NO TIENES OTRA ALTERNATIVA SI TE FINGES EN LA MARA (MORIRAS)YA LO SABES, ESCAPA DEL INFIERNO,ESCAPA DE LAS GARRAS DE SATANAS HOY MISMO ENTREGANDOLE AL SENOR TU CORAZON, SALVATE ESCAPA POR TU VIDA. YA NO SIGAS EN ESA VIDA MISERABLE, ENTREGATE A JESUCRISTO SOLO EL PUEDE CAMBIAR TU VIDA…
    DIOS TE AMA……

    NOEL G.
    MISIONERO

  73. primeramente un saludo a LA BIG MARA SALVATRUCHA de los SSLS solo kiero q cepan q somos de LA MARA asta LA MUERTE somos LA MEJOR MARA DEL MUNDO y los chavalas son la presa porq nosotros somos sus casadores chavalas culeros somos su concrol su puto vario no esta en nada solo en velaz pasan culeros

  74. edwin

    ik ben een nederlanse salvadoran en ik vind die ms 13 egt grappig ik moet er bijna van lachen en aantal van die gangs die je hier zag waren minn familie leden en neven egt keigaaf

  75. COMO LES HE DICHO MUCHACHOS, TU SABES QUE LA SOLUCION A TU VIDA, SE LLAMA “JESUCRISTO”
    CRISTO AMA ALA MARA SALVATRUCHA POR SUPUESTO EL DIO SU VIDA POR TI,,,,,
    EL HA RESCATADO MI VIDA DEL INFIERNO EN QUE YO IVA.
    ME HA QUITADO LOS VICIOS, LAS DROGAS,ALCOHOLISMO,COCAINA, MARIHUANA, PRIMOS, CTS
    SOLO CRISTO HA PODIDO A HACERLO, AMIGO DIOS TE AMA SI NESESITAS ORACION ESCRIBEME DIOS TIENE PLANES GRANDES PARA TU VIDA……

  76. NACISTE PARA SERVIRLE A DIOS,
    NACISTE CON PROPOSITOS DE DIOS,
    NACISTE CON UN PLAN DIVINO,
    ANTES QUE NACIERAS YA DIOS TE CONOCIA,
    NO ERES UNA CASUALIDAD,
    NO NACISTE POR CASUALIDAD,
    ESTAS EN LA TIERRA, PARA SALVAR A OTROS DEL INFIERNO,
    ESTAS EN LA TIERRA, PORQUE DIOS ASI LO QUISO,
    DIOS TE QUIERE USAR GRANDEMENTE,
    DEJA QUE DIOS, GUIE TU VIDA,
    TU YA EXISTIAS EN EL CIELO,VIENES DE AYA.
    DIOS QUIERE QUE VUELVAS AYA, ATRAVES DE CRISTO.
    CRISTO VINO A RESCATARTE, Y A LLEVARTE DE DONDE SALISTE
    DIOS TE ESTA PROVANDO,Y TE ESTA DANDO LA OPORTUNIDA DE REGRESAR DE DONDE SALISTE.

    el que cree en el hijo de Dios tiene vida eterna, mas el que es incredulo al hijo no vera la vada, sino que la ira de Dios esta sobre el. san juan 3:36

    Noel Guerrero
    Misionero De Dios.
    http://www.mielto.org
    http://misionerosaldia.org
    que Dios te bendiga…

  77. celui qui croit au fils a la vie aternelle; celui qui ne croit pas au fils ne verra point la vie, mais la colere de Dieu demeure sur lui.

    jean 3:36

    Noel G.
    Missionary

  78. cindis escobar

    look kiddxz ms is not the thing move on u noe u be better then them ms peoiple be true be you this goes out 2 yu cuz dont continue 6 years of tellin

  79. 13 levels above 33

    Stupid Wannabe’s gangsters.

    The CIA conducts the flow for these young hustlers who lust for dough…

    We use suckers like MS and other gangs to do our work.

  80. Obino Rejedo

    Mara Salvatrucha (MS 13) will be the New, Most Powerful, and The Largest Empire in the WORLD!!!!!!!!!

  81. SI MUERES A DONDE PASARAS LA ETERNIDAD?
    EN EL CIELO,O EN EL INFIERNO.

    ESTA ESTABLECIDO A LOS HOMBRES MORIR UNA VES Y DESPUES EL JUICIO. HEBREOS 9:27

    PORQUE LA PAGA DEL PECADO ES MUERTE, MAS EL REGALO DE DIOS ES VIDA ETERNA EN CRISTO JESUS SENOR NUESTRO. ROMANOS 6:23

    NOTA:NO TE MUERAS SIN CRISTO EN TU CORAZON SERIA TERRIBLE, DESPERTAR EN LA CONDENACION.JESUCRISTO TE AMA Y TE QUIERE DAR SALVACION Y VIDA ETERNA.

    TE INVITO A VER MI BLOG.
    http://vivelapalabra.obolog.com

  82. Jesus loves u .

    hi all i want to say is that Jesuschrist is the only answer to this problem….many of this gang menbers will be preachers of God’s word..the blessing as salvadorians that we have is that most of our family menbers are christians and are praying for this people…lo unico q les digo es q Cristo le ama..no importa lo q haygan echo.cristo les ama arrepientanse y pienses en su madres q oran por ustedes…la paz noo se encuentran en las drogas o alcohol si no en Cristo….Juan 3:16…

  83. Rick

    Ms 13 members are all a bunch of fagets they are all a bunch of wimps.

  84. Jon

    English

    I believe the violence and killings that are currently going on in El Salvador are unfortunate, and i truly pray that one day El Salvador will reach peace such as the United States of America.
    _____________________________________________
    Espanol

    Creo que la violencia y los asesinatos que se estan pasando en El Salvador se desafortunado y realmente rezar para que un dia que el se Salvador alcanzar la paz, como los Estados Unidos de America

  85. lluviaLIMPIA

    No se dan cuenta que solamente son esclavos de el govierno. Un teatro mientras ellos se llenan los bolsillos,los ignorantes se matan. covardes se meten con ninos y gente innocentes. Se ven PATETICOS..pena de muerte a los asesinos punto FINAL. Basta de sentirse los muy pobresitos no justifica quitar una vida que no les pertenese si tan miserable son que se tiren de un puente. k verquenza dan. Que viva en paz EL SALVADOR QUE SE LEVANTE MI GENTE QUE NASCAN HOMBRES DE MI TIERRA REAL Y NO ESTOS PARASITOS!

  86. lluviaLIMPIA

    there’s pple on here that sound so stupid ‘ms hasta la muerte’ GROW THE FU* UP!! ni hablar ni escribir pueden. yea it would be nice if they were protecters of the weak and the poor but there brains can’t funtion at that level. until they give there life to our ONE AND ONLY HEVENLY FATHER HIGHER POWER GOD. they are useless. So WAKE UP WAKE THE FU*UP!!!

  87. lluviaLIMPIA

    NO hay peor ciego que el que no quiere ver^
    GOD LOVES YOU
    CAN YOU HEAR HIM CALLING? HIS ANGELS ARE FLYING SO LOW>

  88. SOLO JESUCRISTO SALVA, SOLO EN EL ENCONTRARAS LA VIDA ETERNA SOLO EL TE PUEDE LIBRAR DEL INFIERNO Y DE LA MUERTE.

    EL LADRON SOLO VINO A MATAR,ROBAR,Y DESTRUIR, PERO YO HE VENIDO PARA QUE EN MI TANGAN VIDA Y PARA QUE LA TENGAN EN ABUNDANCIA. SAN JUAN 10:10