17 Apr '18, 8am

Third Generation Gangs: MS-503—Mara Fragmentation and Murder | Small Wars Journal https://t.co/yrf6RWbjk2

Third Generation Gangs: MS-503—Mara Fragmentation and Murder | Small Wars Journal https://t.co/yrf6RWbjk2

MS-13 fragmentation has its genesis in the gang truce (2012-2014) that generated a series of noncomformities through gang ranks due to issues of power, money and penitentiary benefits that were granted to leaders of the gang’s main governing body, the Ranfla Nacional . Some gang leaders in the next level of the chain of command resented not having received the same economic and penitentiary benefits. This situation directly led to nonconformity by gang members of at least four MS-13 cliques, which did not agree on the way in which the Ranfla Nacional manipulated the truce and felt disappointed for not receiving the penitentiary benefits that were promised by the Ranfla Nacional leaders (RNL). They also resented that RNL and their families, due to the economic benefits received, had accumulated wealth and had a much higher standard of living than most lower rank gang member...

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