Revista CIDOB d'afers internacionals, núm. 81
There is an erroneous tendency to link the phenomenon of the maras in Central America, Mexico and United States with that of Latin American youth gangs in Europe and, specifically, in Spain and Catalonia. In fact, they do not have many points in common. In May 2007, the CIDOB Foundation organised a seminar to tackle the issue - the antecedents and reasons for the two realities, their current situations and future prospects. The seminar was attended by experts from both sides of the Atlantic, and the results of the debate are presented in this issue of the CIDOB Journal Afers Internacionals.
ISSN: 1133-6595 (print edition)
ISSN: 2013-035X (online edition)
Maras in Latin America and gangs in Europe: Not so similar, not so different.
Rafael Martínez Martínez
The coldness of fear: Violence and culture in Mexico.
Carlos Mario Perea Restrepo
Central America’s Maras: Public policies and best practices.
Elsa Falkenburger y Geoff Thale
Are civil wars to blame for crime in Central America?
Ana Sofia Cardenal Izquierdo
Social cohesion and peace education: Alternatives for preventing child-youth violence in El Salvador.
Rhina Cabezas Valencia, Juncal Gilsanz Blanco y Lucía Sampayo
Social adaptation of Latin American youth gangs in Spain: Gangs and street youth organisations.
Juan Pablo Soriano Gatica
Public intervention on Latin American youth gangs: A few considerations based on immigration laws and their application in Catalonia.
David Moya Malapeira
Latino gangs: An examination of social recuperation in Barcelona.
Josep M. Lahosa i Cañellas
Barcelona and Madrid: Two different realities in the phenomenon of the Latino gangs.
Miguel López Corral
The diplomatic battle between Beijing and Taipei in Central America and the Caribbean.
Mario Esteban Rodríguez
Just war in the age of terror.
Enric Ibarz Pascual
Bibliographical Selection of CIDOB’s Library on Maras and Latin American youth gangs.