The 18th Street Gang Just Set Out to Prove It Runs El Salvador’s Transport System

The 18th Street Gang Just Set Out to Prove It Runs El Salvador’s Transport System

The Street Gang Just Set Out to Prove It Runs El Salvador’s Transport System

"LightRails" / Artist Bill Fitzgibbons (2013) at the 18th Street railroad underpass near Railroad Park, Birmingham, Alabama. The light show constantly changes, and is a fun visual experience! Photo: Ross Callaway

"Light Art (artist - Bill Fitzgibbons) at the Street railroad underpass, Birmingham, Alabama. The light show constantly changes, and is a fun visual experience!

A member of the 18th Street Gang (M-18) proudly shows off his gang tattoos in San Salvador, El Salvador.

El Salvador Violence Gang Truce Crumbling In World's Most Violent Country

LA Gangs // Φωτογραφίζοντας τους Πολέμους Συμμοριών του Λος Άντζελες | VICE | Greece

Φωτογραφίζοντας τους Πολέμους Συμμοριών του Λος Άντζελες

Andres Herren spent five years hanging out with members of the Florencia Mara Salvatrucha 13 and Street gangs.

BEHIND BARS:   A member of the 18th street gang remains in a cell of the Quezaltepeque jail near San Salvador. Members of the 18th street gang announced the stop of their recruitment of children and youth in El Salvador. (Jose Cabezas, AFP)

Quezaltepeque, El Salvador: A member of the Street gang in a jail cell. The gang announced it would stop recruiting children Photograph: Jose Cabezas/AFP/Getty Images

Andres Herren spent five years hanging out with members of the Florencia 13, Mara Salvatrucha 13 and 18th Street gangs.

Photographing LA's Gang Wars

Andres Herren spent five years hanging out with members of the Florencia 13, Mara Salvatrucha 13 and 18th Street gangs.

Photographing LA's Gang Wars

Andres Herren spent five years hanging out with members of the Florencia Mara Salvatrucha 13 and Street gangs.

The 18th Street Gang Just Set Out to Prove It Runs El Salvador’s Transport System | VICE News

The 18th Street Gang Just Set Out to Prove It Runs El Salvador’s Transport System

The Street Gang Just Set Out to Prove It Runs El Salvador’s Transport System

Andres Herren spent five years hanging out with members of the Florencia 13, Mara Salvatrucha 13 and 18th Street gangs.

Photographing LA's Gang Wars

Andres Herren spent five years hanging out with members of the Florencia 13, Mara Salvatrucha 13 and 18th Street gangs.

El Salvador's rates of homicide and violent crime have been steadily increasing since 2014, after a failed 2012 gang truce between rival gangs, the Mara Salvatrucha and Barrio 18.

The 18th Street Gang Just Set Out to Prove It Runs El Salvador’s Transport System

El Salvador's rates of homicide and violent crime have been steadily increasing since after a failed 2012 gang truce between rival gangs, the Mara Salvatrucha and Barrio

Members of the 18th Street gang attend a mass at the prison of Izalco in El Salvador on April 13, 2012. (Ulises Rodriguez/Reuters) #

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Members of the Street gang attend a mass at the prison of Izalco, El Salvador, April REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez

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