This Is For The Mara Salvatrucha is the first non-fiction narrative about the MS-13. It tells the story of Brenda Paz, a young street gang member who betrayed her gang and became an informant, revealing a previously unknown threat across America.

by Samuel Logan

Did you know?

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...that the Mara Salvatrucha has over 10.000 members in at least 42 states?

 

...that the favorite weapons of many MS-13 members is the machete?

 

...that due to the presence of the MS-13 in Virginia and Maryland, legislators in both states want to outlaw the use of a machete between dawn and dusk?

 

...that the gang started out as a peaceful gathering of heavy-metal listening stoners?

 

...that the gang is thought to be the only street gang aligned with Mexican organized crime?

 

...that most members are actually not sociopathic killers? They're just kids who had nothing better to do after school.

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Did You Know?

The Mara Salvatrucha has over 10.000 members in at least 42 states

 

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