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UNSC - United Nations Security Council

The Northern Triangle of Central America, made up of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, constitutes one of the most dangerous regions in the world, amounting the highest rates of criminality and violence. Transnational organized crime groups – also known as maras - have been operating for decades in the region. The two major factions of these groups, Mara Salvatrucha and Barrio 18, have enhanced social, economic, and political problems within the region and abroad, especially in North America and Europe.