Great youtube video – Los origines de MS-13 – The origins of MS-13

Even before beginning the novel or reading the prologue of the novel, which explains the origins of the gang, the class and I went through this documentary from Univision.

Great video to accompany prologue of Vida y Muerte

This video touches on all the points that the prologue does:

  • the civil war in El Salvador
  • the number of displaced refugees and where they fled to (LA)
  • the different gangs in LA, the problems the Salvodoraneans dealt with
  • how the gang first formed and why
  • mass deportations back to El Salvador and the how the gang expanded influence

Great visuals and stats supplement the all Spanish narration.  A good place to use movie talk and start discussions on essential questions.




Author: srblancoblog

Spanish teacher

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