March 29, 2011 4:08 PM

In El Salvador, gang ties are more than skin deep

When Santos Guzman sought help from a state program for onetime gang members, there was no mistaking his gang affiliation. Guzman wants the 20 or so tattoos on his body to vanish. He gave up the life of a gangbanger long ago but only recently learned that the evidence of his past could be erased.

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