Provides background on violent crime and scope of gang problem in Central America. Reviews definition of gangs, transnational gangs, factors exacerbating gang problem, and U.S. deportations to Central America. Discusses country, regional, and multilateral responses to the gang problem; analyzes U.S. policy with respect to international anti-gang efforts; and summarizes Congressional policy approaches and concerns.
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Microfiche version: Library of Congress. Foreign Affairs Division. Gangs in Central America