mareros

Hey guys could I ask you for something really really small? I just found out that my family is still being threaten by the scariest gang in El Salvador. This has been going on for a couple of decades now, on and off. My cousin’s dad (married to my mom’s older sister) was killed by one of them while he was distracting them so my mom and her sister (his wife) could escape with my then baby cousin. They were talking about raping them. He sacrificed himself to save his new family. They are harassing the rest of my family that still lives there, again. Could you guys please donate anything from .25 cents to a $1.00 and I will draw you anything you want or make you something like a bow or something, that way you get something out of it for helping me, please I am desperate. I want to help them in some way so they have money to eat because they continue stealing from my family. PLEASE! If you can’t donate can you please reblog? PLEASE! Thank you so much.

Go to my page and donate anything and message me letting me know what you would like between a drawing or a bow or something simple. 

  • You know a country is so fucked up when kids gangs somehow get guns and practically take over a whole fucking country.
  • This is happening in MY COUNTRY. El Salvador is a little country in Central America. Gangs are treating bus drivers to not do their job unless they want to be killes. Some of them didn't take them seriously and now they're dead.
  • This is third day of this national "paro" there's not public transportation nowhere! Some people has taken advantage of this situation and charges a lot more for take people to their job and home.
  • The government promised us that we would be safe, they even sent the soldiers to protect us, and those horrible gangs kill them too.

Mara Salvatrucha (commonly abbreviated as MS-13) is a transnational criminal gang that originated in Los Angeles and has spread to other parts of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central America. The majority of the gang is ethnically composed of Central Americans and active in urban and suburban areas. In the U.S., the MS-13 has an especially heavy presence in Los Angeles County and the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California; the Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas of Fairfax County, Virginia, Montgomery County, Maryland, and Prince George’s County, Maryland; Long Island, New York; the Boston, Massachusetts area; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Houston, Texas. There is also a presence of MS-13 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Members of MS distinguish themselves by tattoos covering the body and also often the face, as well as the use of their own sign language. They are notorious for their use of violence and a subcultural moral code that predominantly consists of merciless revenge and cruel retributions. This cruelty of the distinguished members of the “Maras” or “Mareros” earned them a path to be recruited by the Sinaloa Cartel battling against Los Zetas in an ongoing drug war south of the United States border. Their wide-ranging activities have drawn the attention of the FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who have initiated wide-scale raids against known and suspected gang members – netting hundreds of arrests across the country.

anonymous asked:

las maras have controlled the whole public transportation. You can't get on a bus without fearing your life because maybe one marero is travelling with you and they might kill or rob you. Another thing that makes me mad is that change in El Salvador can't be done, because people are more focused in political ideologies rather than what El Salvador needs: to move forward. We are getting stuck because we don't seem to move on from everything that happened during the Civil War.

The last part is what I’ve noticed the most when it comes to politics in El Salvador. FMLN being a political party does not make sense to me to this day but in general they all lack structure & discipline

Everybody wants the power but never use it for the proper causes that relate to helping the people they represent in their country.

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“Cuando empezaba mi carrera universitaria, un catedrático me decía en la clase: ‘A ver, señorita, háblenos de sus adicciones al alcohol y las drogas o de sus amigos vagos. ¿Qué se siente vivir así? Jóvenes así no se gradúan. ¿Desde cuándo los mareros vienen a la U?’ Y así una serie de cosas feas solo por cómo me veo, por mis tatuajes, por ser diferente. Hace 3 meses me gradué de mi licenciatura; no se trata de cómo te ves o cuales sean tus gustos, se trata de lo que querés en la vida”.

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“When I started my career, a Professor used to tell me (during class): ‘let’s see young lady, talk to us about your alcohol and drug addiction or about your bum friends. What’s it like to live like that? Those kinds of people don’t graduate. Since when do gang members come to the university?’ He said those and other horrible things just because of the way I look, because of my tattoos, because I am different. I graduated 3 months ago; it’s not about how you look or what your preferences are, it’s about your goals in life.”

El Salvador: Ejército pone fin al sabotaje de maras

José Meléndez, corresponsal

SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica, julio 31 (EL UNIVERSAL).- Las pandillas en El Salvador pusieron fin al sabotaje al transporte público, que cumplió este jueves su cuarto día, poco después de que el gobierno ordenó un urgente despliegue de tropas de las Fuerzas Armadas en San Salvador y occidente y oriente, para contener la mortal arremetida de las maras, que mantienen a la población atrapada en una oleada de violencia criminal.
Juan Pablo Álvarez, miembro de Rutas Unidas, dijo a la prensa que los transportistas recibieron llamadas de los mareros indicando “que ya se puede trabajar”.
Hundidos en una profunda inseguridad por el asedio de las maras sobre autobuses del transporte público o conductores, que en sus automóviles particulares ofrecen trasladar a los inmovilizados, los salvadoreños han transitado por días de zozobra: muchos recuerdan las épocas de la guerra —de 1980 a 1992— en la que la guerrilla del ahora gobernante Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN) obligó a paros similares.
“¡Claro que se siente mucho miedo”, dijo la salvadoreña Rocío Vásquez, de 22 años y estudiante universitaria de Contabilidad, al relatar los días de profunda conmoción sufridos esta semana por El Salvador porque las maras obligaron a los transportistas a paralizar labores o exponerse a ataques armados a choferes y vehículos.
“Voy en autobús hacia la Universidad de El Salvador. Algunas rutas se han normalizado, pero en otras sigue el paro. Todo esto es difícil”, contó la joven por teléfono a EL UNIVERSAL. “El único día que me atreví a salir fue el pasado lunes, cuando el paro comenzó, porque debía hacer unos trámites: me tuve que ir a pie a la Universidad”, dijo.
El Instituto de Medicina Legal de El Salvador informó que, con datos provisionales, del 1 al 29 de julio hubo 444 homicidios (173 en la capital) y más de 15 al día, frente a 677 en junio y 2 mil 860 en el primer semestre de 2015.
El ministro salvadoreño de Defensa, David Munguía Payés, anunció el jueves que “hemos desplegado 400 elementos (soldados) en los puntos de mayor necesidad en este momento”. A petición del presidente de El Salvador, Salvador Sánchez, “tenemos 600 hombres más que están listos para salir cuando sean necesarios”, agregó.
Por su parte, el portavoz del gobierno salvadoreño, Eugenio Chicas, dijo que “lo peor ha pasado ya, (…) se está desmontando (el paro”.
Los militares patrullarán el área metropolitana de San Salvador y regiones orientales y occidentales. El operativo marero comenzó el lunes con una orden lanzada desde las prisiones por jerarcas pandilleros, para que los transportistas aumenten el monto de las extorsiones que les pagan —y que superan 33 millones de dólares anuales— o se exponen a sus ataques. El gobierno aseguró que las pandillas pretenden obligarle a negociar para ganar privilegios carcelarios y económicos al pactar una nueva tregua.
Con más de mil unidades de 142 rutas en paro, las pérdidas del gremio superan los 500 mil dólares diarios. La embajada de EU en El Salvador alertó a los estadounidenses que viven o visitan ese país del “aumento” en frecuencia e intensidad de “los incidentes de seguridad”.