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Can you make gangs good?

Ecuador legalised some of its gangs in 2007, but did it work?

In 2007, Ecuador decided to recognise some of its street gangs as cultural and social organisations.

Since then its murder rate has fallen sharply. Can inclusion policies turn gang membership into a force for good?

Presenter: Ruth Alexander
Producer: Jordan Dunbar and Bethan Head

(Photo: Members of the Latin Kings gang pose for photographs and throw up their gang sign, New York. Credit: Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis/Getty Images)

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24 minutes

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Mon 6 May 2019 08:06GMT


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