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In Honduras, roots of L.A. gangs



A fire started by an inmate tore through a severely overcrowded Honduran prison, burning and suffocating inmates in their locked cells and killing as many as 356 people in one of the world's deadliest prison fires in a century, authorities said Wednesday. Past coverage in the Times tells how gangs in  Los Angeles served as training for many in Central America. Read that coverage here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 5:25pm]


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