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Central America and Mexico gang assessment

Published:
1 April 2006
Region:
Central and South America
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Central America and Mexico gang assessment

The objectives of the Central America and Mexico Gang Assessment are to:
(1) analyze the nature of gangs, their root causes, and other factors driving the phenomenon;
(2) examine the transnational and regional aspects of gangs in Central America and Mexico, including the impact of deportation and immigration trends;
(3) evaluate policies and programs and identify best practices in the assessment countries and the United States; and
(4) provide strategic and programmatic recommendations to USAID about addressing the gang problem in the assessment countries.

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