They Killed My Family

*Julie is a young 15 year old girl in Central America. She enjoys many of the same things that girls everywhere enjoy. Romantic comedies, dancing, and enjoys talking about boys with her friends.

Julie had her first boyfriend when she was 15. She loved the attention that he gave her, the gifts he brought her, and how she felt like all eyes were on her when she was with him. But her boyfriend had a dark secret. He was part of a gang called Mara Salvatrucha, or M.S.13 for short. The MS gang are responsible for some of the worst cases of trafficking we have seen in Central America.