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MS-13 is a street gang, not a drug cartel – and the difference matters

  • Written by Steven S. Dudley, Senior Fellow, Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, American University

In October 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that pursuing the Mara Salvatrucha, a Salvadoran gang also known as MS-13, was “a priority for our Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces.”

“Drugs are killing more Americans than ever before, in large part thanks to powerful cartels and international gangs and deadly...

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