San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  A 14 years old Kid, working as lookout for the Barrio 18, takes a bath in a well of water in the Rivera Hernandez neighborhood.  The Barrio 18th is a hierarchical structure, at the base of it the lookouts or "banderas" usually alert the others to a stranger's or rival's presence.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

A 14 years old Kid, working as lookout for the Barrio 18, takes a bath in a well of water in the Rivera Hernandez neighborhood.

The Barrio 18th is a hierarchical structure, at the base of it the lookouts or "banderas" usually alert the others to a stranger's or rival's presence.

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 San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  A soldier of the Barrio 18 shows his domesticated viper in Rivera Hernandez neighborhood.  The Barrio 18 is an organization characterized by extreme violence, and it operates in poverty-stricken areas where much of Honduras crime is concentrated.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

A soldier of the Barrio 18 shows his domesticated viper in Rivera Hernandez neighborhood.

The Barrio 18 is an organization characterized by extreme violence, and it operates in poverty-stricken areas where much of Honduras crime is concentrated.

 San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  Kevin Lopez (27) and Moises Cubas (18) chat on the roof of an abandoned building which was used as a slaughterhouse or "Casa Loca" by the Barrio 18 in the Rivera Hernandez neighborhood. They grew up in the community, Kevin is now involved in creating a violence-prevention workshop with the youngest kids in the area while Moises is planning to leave Honduras in search for a better life in the U.S.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Kevin Lopez (27) and Moises Cubas (18) chat on the roof of an abandoned building which was used as a slaughterhouse or "Casa Loca" by the Barrio 18 in the Rivera Hernandez neighborhood. They grew up in the community, Kevin is now involved in creating a violence-prevention workshop with the youngest kids in the area while Moises is planning to leave Honduras in search for a better life in the U.S.

 San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  Kids playing on a hill recently burned in an area controlled by the 18th street gang in the Rivera Hernandez neighborhood.  Young people who live in gang-controlled areas are scared to leave their neighborhoods since they can be mistaken for gang members by rival gangs and be killed.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Kids playing on a hill recently burned in an area controlled by the 18th street gang in the Rivera Hernandez neighborhood.

Young people who live in gang-controlled areas are scared to leave their neighborhoods since they can be mistaken for gang members by rival gangs and be killed.

 San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  A member of the 18th Street gang on patrol at the border with the area controlled by the rival gang MS13 or Mara Salvatrucha.  The most important activity for the Barrio 18 in Rivera Hernandez is controlling territory since it is what they use to gather revenue and feed the core of the organization.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

A member of the 18th Street gang on patrol at the border with the area controlled by the rival gang MS13 or Mara Salvatrucha.

The most important activity for the Barrio 18 in Rivera Hernandez is controlling territory since it is what they use to gather revenue and feed the core of the organization.

 Puerto Cortès, Honduras.  A kid from Rivera Hernandez picks up a starfish in Puerto Cortès beach. Young people who live in a gang-controlled area fear to leave their neighborhoods since they can be mistaken for gang members by rival gangs and be killed.

Puerto Cortès, Honduras.

A kid from Rivera Hernandez picks up a starfish in Puerto Cortès beach. Young people who live in a gang-controlled area fear to leave their neighborhoods since they can be mistaken for gang members by rival gangs and be killed.

 San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  A road in an area controlled by the 18th street gang. Gang-controlled neighborhoods are impoverished areas where people who can not afford the cost of living of a safe environment usually are stigmatized by society for suspected ties to organized crime.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

A road in an area controlled by the 18th street gang. Gang-controlled neighborhoods are impoverished areas where people who can not afford the cost of living of a safe environment usually are stigmatized by society for suspected ties to organized crime.

 San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  A member of the 18th street gang in a local bar as he chooses a song from the jukebox.  Barrio 18 full members known as "Homie" or "Gatilleros" spent much of their days collecting extorsions and manage the security of their areas while at night they go on patrol and or perform operations like robberies or killings.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

A member of the 18th street gang in a local bar as he chooses a song from the jukebox.

Barrio 18 full members known as "Homie" or "Gatilleros" spent much of their days collecting extorsions and manage the security of their areas while at night they go on patrol and or perform operations like robberies or killings.

 San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  Kevin Lopez (27) and Moises Cubas (18) take a walk in their neighborhood which is a Barrio 18 controlled area.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Kevin Lopez (27) and Moises Cubas (18) take a walk in their neighborhood which is a Barrio 18 controlled area.

 San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  A member of the Barrio 18 poses for a portrait in the Rivera Hernandez neighborhood. Gang members are usually between 12 and 25 years old, they end up in these groups since are often the only way of congregation among young people in marginalized areas.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

A member of the Barrio 18 poses for a portrait in the Rivera Hernandez neighborhood. Gang members are usually between 12 and 25 years old, they end up in these groups since are often the only way of congregation among young people in marginalized areas.

 Puerto Cortès, Honduras.  A kid from Rivera Hernandez swims in El Progreso beach. Young people who live in gang-controlled areas are scared to leave their neighborhoods since they can be mistaken for gang members by rival gangs and get killed.

Puerto Cortès, Honduras.

A kid from Rivera Hernandez swims in El Progreso beach. Young people who live in gang-controlled areas are scared to leave their neighborhoods since they can be mistaken for gang members by rival gangs and get killed.

 San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  A torch lights up the border between the Barrio 18 and MS13 controlled areas in the Rivera Hernandez neighborhood.  The most important activity for the Barrio 18 in Rivera Hernandez is controlling territory since it is what they use to gather revenue and feed the core of the organization.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

A torch lights up the border between the Barrio 18 and MS13 controlled areas in the Rivera Hernandez neighborhood.

The most important activity for the Barrio 18 in Rivera Hernandez is controlling territory since it is what they use to gather revenue and feed the core of the organization.

 San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  A kid plays on a football goal in a Barrio 18 controlled area in Rivera Hernandez Neighborhood.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

A kid plays on a football goal in a Barrio 18 controlled area in Rivera Hernandez Neighborhood.

 San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  a kid so-called "Paisa" (Which means he is still not a full member of the gang), who is starting to do small works for the 18 Street-gang collecting extorsions.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

a kid so-called "Paisa" (Which means he is still not a full member of the gang), who is starting to do small works for the 18 Street-gang collecting extorsions.

 San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  Moises (18 years old) never joined the gang but maintains good relations with it and at the same time he is trying to build a different future for him and his young daughter, he is planning to take the trip up to the north hoping to find a stable job.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Moises (18 years old) never joined the gang but maintains good relations with it and at the same time he is trying to build a different future for him and his young daughter, he is planning to take the trip up to the north hoping to find a stable job.

 San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  A group of kid relaxing at dawn in Rivera Hernandez neighborhood.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

A group of kid relaxing at dawn in Rivera Hernandez neighborhood.

 San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  A 14 years old Kid, working as lookout for the Barrio 18, takes a bath in a well of water in the Rivera Hernandez neighborhood.  The Barrio 18th is a hierarchical structure, at the base of it the lookouts or "banderas" usually alert the others to a stranger's or rival's presence.
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 San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  A soldier of the Barrio 18 shows his domesticated viper in Rivera Hernandez neighborhood.  The Barrio 18 is an organization characterized by extreme violence, and it operates in poverty-stricken areas where much of Honduras crime is concentrated.
 San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  Kevin Lopez (27) and Moises Cubas (18) chat on the roof of an abandoned building which was used as a slaughterhouse or "Casa Loca" by the Barrio 18 in the Rivera Hernandez neighborhood. They grew up in the community, Kevin is now involved in creating a violence-prevention workshop with the youngest kids in the area while Moises is planning to leave Honduras in search for a better life in the U.S.
 San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  Kids playing on a hill recently burned in an area controlled by the 18th street gang in the Rivera Hernandez neighborhood.  Young people who live in gang-controlled areas are scared to leave their neighborhoods since they can be mistaken for gang members by rival gangs and be killed.
 San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  A member of the 18th Street gang on patrol at the border with the area controlled by the rival gang MS13 or Mara Salvatrucha.  The most important activity for the Barrio 18 in Rivera Hernandez is controlling territory since it is what they use to gather revenue and feed the core of the organization.
 Puerto Cortès, Honduras.  A kid from Rivera Hernandez picks up a starfish in Puerto Cortès beach. Young people who live in a gang-controlled area fear to leave their neighborhoods since they can be mistaken for gang members by rival gangs and be killed.
 San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  A road in an area controlled by the 18th street gang. Gang-controlled neighborhoods are impoverished areas where people who can not afford the cost of living of a safe environment usually are stigmatized by society for suspected ties to organized crime.
 San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  A member of the 18th street gang in a local bar as he chooses a song from the jukebox.  Barrio 18 full members known as "Homie" or "Gatilleros" spent much of their days collecting extorsions and manage the security of their areas while at night they go on patrol and or perform operations like robberies or killings.
 San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  Kevin Lopez (27) and Moises Cubas (18) take a walk in their neighborhood which is a Barrio 18 controlled area.
 San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  A member of the Barrio 18 poses for a portrait in the Rivera Hernandez neighborhood. Gang members are usually between 12 and 25 years old, they end up in these groups since are often the only way of congregation among young people in marginalized areas.
 Puerto Cortès, Honduras.  A kid from Rivera Hernandez swims in El Progreso beach. Young people who live in gang-controlled areas are scared to leave their neighborhoods since they can be mistaken for gang members by rival gangs and get killed.
 San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  A torch lights up the border between the Barrio 18 and MS13 controlled areas in the Rivera Hernandez neighborhood.  The most important activity for the Barrio 18 in Rivera Hernandez is controlling territory since it is what they use to gather revenue and feed the core of the organization.
 San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  A kid plays on a football goal in a Barrio 18 controlled area in Rivera Hernandez Neighborhood.
 San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  a kid so-called "Paisa" (Which means he is still not a full member of the gang), who is starting to do small works for the 18 Street-gang collecting extorsions.
 San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  Moises (18 years old) never joined the gang but maintains good relations with it and at the same time he is trying to build a different future for him and his young daughter, he is planning to take the trip up to the north hoping to find a stable job.
 San Pedro Sula, Honduras.  A group of kid relaxing at dawn in Rivera Hernandez neighborhood.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

A 14 years old Kid, working as lookout for the Barrio 18, takes a bath in a well of water in the Rivera Hernandez neighborhood.

The Barrio 18th is a hierarchical structure, at the base of it the lookouts or "banderas" usually alert the others to a stranger's or rival's presence.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

A soldier of the Barrio 18 shows his domesticated viper in Rivera Hernandez neighborhood.

The Barrio 18 is an organization characterized by extreme violence, and it operates in poverty-stricken areas where much of Honduras crime is concentrated.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Kevin Lopez (27) and Moises Cubas (18) chat on the roof of an abandoned building which was used as a slaughterhouse or "Casa Loca" by the Barrio 18 in the Rivera Hernandez neighborhood. They grew up in the community, Kevin is now involved in creating a violence-prevention workshop with the youngest kids in the area while Moises is planning to leave Honduras in search for a better life in the U.S.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Kids playing on a hill recently burned in an area controlled by the 18th street gang in the Rivera Hernandez neighborhood.

Young people who live in gang-controlled areas are scared to leave their neighborhoods since they can be mistaken for gang members by rival gangs and be killed.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

A member of the 18th Street gang on patrol at the border with the area controlled by the rival gang MS13 or Mara Salvatrucha.

The most important activity for the Barrio 18 in Rivera Hernandez is controlling territory since it is what they use to gather revenue and feed the core of the organization.

Puerto Cortès, Honduras.

A kid from Rivera Hernandez picks up a starfish in Puerto Cortès beach. Young people who live in a gang-controlled area fear to leave their neighborhoods since they can be mistaken for gang members by rival gangs and be killed.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

A road in an area controlled by the 18th street gang. Gang-controlled neighborhoods are impoverished areas where people who can not afford the cost of living of a safe environment usually are stigmatized by society for suspected ties to organized crime.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

A member of the 18th street gang in a local bar as he chooses a song from the jukebox.

Barrio 18 full members known as "Homie" or "Gatilleros" spent much of their days collecting extorsions and manage the security of their areas while at night they go on patrol and or perform operations like robberies or killings.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Kevin Lopez (27) and Moises Cubas (18) take a walk in their neighborhood which is a Barrio 18 controlled area.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

A member of the Barrio 18 poses for a portrait in the Rivera Hernandez neighborhood. Gang members are usually between 12 and 25 years old, they end up in these groups since are often the only way of congregation among young people in marginalized areas.

Puerto Cortès, Honduras.

A kid from Rivera Hernandez swims in El Progreso beach. Young people who live in gang-controlled areas are scared to leave their neighborhoods since they can be mistaken for gang members by rival gangs and get killed.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

A torch lights up the border between the Barrio 18 and MS13 controlled areas in the Rivera Hernandez neighborhood.

The most important activity for the Barrio 18 in Rivera Hernandez is controlling territory since it is what they use to gather revenue and feed the core of the organization.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

A kid plays on a football goal in a Barrio 18 controlled area in Rivera Hernandez Neighborhood.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

a kid so-called "Paisa" (Which means he is still not a full member of the gang), who is starting to do small works for the 18 Street-gang collecting extorsions.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Moises (18 years old) never joined the gang but maintains good relations with it and at the same time he is trying to build a different future for him and his young daughter, he is planning to take the trip up to the north hoping to find a stable job.

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

A group of kid relaxing at dawn in Rivera Hernandez neighborhood.

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