Maras - Presentation Transcript Marras Historical Origins of the History of Hispanic street gangs extend their origin in the mid 40's, following a border conflict between the U.S. and Mexico thatended the war in 1846. During this period, the U.S. annexed several territories that had belonged to Mexico. These areas now include: California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. In Honduras, the numberof active gang members in 2003 was estimated at 60 thousand. in Tegucigalpa were 151 gang members with unos14 thousand (12 thousand men and 2 000 girls).
Difference Between Gang and Mara: Gang • Agroup of people regardless of sex or age, who meet in exclusive places to socialize and undertake projects beneficial. Mara • Two or more individuals who meet to plan and commit criminal acts against theState, people, private property and so forth. Origins of the Term Mara. • word of Greek origin meaning bitter water. • It comes from the word Marahonta, which are a species of ants that arecharacterized by attack on collectivity.
Factors underlying the growth and formation of the Maras • socio-economic factor: • Family disintegration: • Deportation of illegal immigrants: • Unemployment: • Lossof value: It is caused by the adoption of values of foreign cultures, imposed by the media media (film, TV, radio, magazines, etc..) • School dropout: According to surveys, a hundred children whoenter school, only 60 pass common cycle, of which 35 started a career, 20 of them enter the university and at least three are professionals.
Characteristics that identify a gang member. • The dress. ·Tattoos. · Cut Fancy hair. · Language cryptic, which is a mixture of Spanish with English. · Scratching walls. • Always walk in groups. · Consumption drugs. · Make hand signals.
With regard toclothing, there are two types of clothing: 1.The rockers. They are always dressed all in black.
2.The cholos. Walk with extremely long and wide pants
Classification of Members of Mara.
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