A truce between two of the largest street gangs in the world went into effect this week. MS13 and 18th street signed a peace accord earlier this month in the capital of El Salvador. Representatives from both gangs said the truce was a gesture of good will for the people of El Salvador at a time when the country has been ravaged by crime and violence. In Los Angeles, dozens of gang interventionists and current and former gang members gathered to lend their support for the peace process.
Pacifica KPFK’s Ernesto Arce files this report from Los Angeles.