Honduras fights gangs by forcing imprisoned members to paint over their graffiti

Honduras fights gangs by forcing imprisoned members to paint over their graffiti

In the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa, inmates wielding rollers of white paint are taken under armed escort to paint over gang graffiti. The inmates belonged to the Mara Salvatrucha gang, better known as MS-13. Gangs like Salvatrucha or Barrio 18 often use graffiti to mark their territory or advertise illegal drug outlets. AP video by Elmer Martínez

In the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa, inmates wielding rollers of white paint are taken under armed escort to paint over gang graffiti. The inmates belonged to the Mara Salvatrucha gang, better known as MS-13. Gangs like Salvatrucha or Barrio 18 often use graffiti to mark their territory or advertise illegal drug outlets. AP video by Elmer Martínez