Maras, Security and Development in Central America Task Force

September – November 2007

“Maras: Diagnosing and Combating an Emergent Geopolitical Virus”
by R. Evan Ellis, Lecturer, International Studies Department,University of Miami.

“Gangs and Central America”
by Al Valdez, Adjunct Professor at the University of California, Irvine.

“The Maras: The Implications for Security and Development in Central America ”
by Federico Brevé-Travieso, Director for security and political issues at FUNDEMOS, Honduras.

“Anti-Gang Efforts in Central America: Moving Beyond Mano Dura?”
by Clare Ribando Seelke, an analyst for Latin American Affairs in the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress.