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Bróderes descobijados y vagos alucinados: una década con las pandillas nicaragüenses 1997-2007

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Also available in an English version entitled "Gangs of Nicaragua". What is a gang? A quick overview of the literature shows that this generic and non-specific term can refer to a range of phenomena, from spontaneous youth peer groups to organised criminal collectives. This variety notwithstanding, gangs generally have extremely negative connotations, particularly in contemporary Central America, where they are highly demonized and subject to extensive mystification. This collection of essays on Nicaraguan gangs goes beyond the stereotypes and presents a nuanced analysis of the phenomenon. It brings together a series of articles published on the topic by José Luis Rocha and Dennis Rodgers in the Nicaraguan journal Envío between 1997 and 2007. The breadth, detail, originality, and longitudinal nature of this collection make it a fundamental reference for anybody seeking a better understanding of the gang phenomenon in Nicaragua and Central America.

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http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/28422/1/Rocha_and_Rodgers_-_Gangs_of_Nicaragua.pdf

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