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El Salvador’s Ciudad Delgado, Where You Get Beaten for Sport

It was around 9pm when Rafael (not his real name) walked back home from the gym, late last year, in Ciudad Delgado, a suburb of El Salvador’s capital. The young industrial painter, 24 at the time, liked to read and exercise. The maras, or gangs that controlled his neighborhood liked to drink and drug themselves. As Rafael walked, exhausted and not paying attention, he collided with one such intoxicated gang members. One of four. Expand Tijuana, Mexico.  © 2018 Jonathan Pedneault/Human Rights Watch “The guy got really mad. There was a lot of people in the street, but as soon as this happened…

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