El Salvador has been plagued by gang wars for the past few generations, and it seems that these criminal groups have had enough. MS 13 and Barrio 18, two of the most notorious gangs in El Salvador, are now considering entering politics in order to gain more control over their fate.
The two gangs have an impressive combined membership of 60,000 people and employ more than 600,000 families. This means that they have what it takes to make a mark in El Salvador’s political scene. However, there is much debate over whether this is a good or bad thing; on one hand, if these gangs manage to get into politics they could bring about an end to gang violence once and for all. On the other hand, some worry that this might lead to corruption and further crime.
To learn more about this fascinating turn of events, viewers are encouraged to watch the documentary titled ‘Gangs Take Over Politics: MS 13 & Barrio 18 in El Salvador’. The film examines how these criminal groups are trying to make their way into politics with help from former gang members as well as local politicians determined to clean up the country’s reputation. It also features interviews with members of both gangs who explain why they want power in government as well as experts who explore potential outcomes should they succeed.
This documentary provides viewers with an inside look at MS 13 and Barrio 18’s plans for entering politics – a decision that could shape El Salvador’s future for years to come. By understanding both sides of the story, viewers can form their own opinion on whether or not allowing these gangs into politics is a good idea – and whether it’s worth watching the unfolding drama unfold in real time.