Unit Five Passport Assignment

You must respond in-depth to each of the following as you engage with the resource, so you may want to jot down notes or thoughts as you view your selection:

Provide a brief overview of your selected video:
You should make it clear you watched the entire video or completed the full experience. Please discuss in your own words, and do not copy from any outside description of the material. Maintain a level of formality whether responding in text, audio, or video format.

What were the most important things you learned from this video?
Discuss a few things you learned, or learned more about, from this video or experience. You may respond in the first person. Be sure to check for grammar and spelling if writing or maintain a level of formality in your language if responding in audio or video format.

What impacted you most from this video or how did it change your views or perspective?
Describe what impacted you most from this video or experience and/or how this video or experience changed your views or offered new insight or a new perspective. This may include your feelings or general reactions. Consider what surprised (or shocked) you. You may respond in first-person. Be sure to check for grammar and spelling if writing or maintain a level of formality in your language if responding in audio or video format.

The video is below.

Vice News: Gangs of El Salvador: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGG7lRJJkJk

El Salvador is set to eclipse Honduras as the country with the highest homicide rate in the world. El Salvadors murder rate is now the highest its been since the end of the countrys brutal civil war- there is on average around one murder an hour. The staggering death toll follows the breakdown of a truce between powerful, rival gangs and the government. Police and military are now combatting the gangs head-on and, as part of its so-called “iron fist” strategy, gang members are being charged with a new crime- membership of a terrorist organization. VICE News correspondent Danny Gold headed to El Salvador to investigate what many are now calling a war between the street gangs and the government.

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