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"bandas" and "naciones" (Dominican Republic)

English translation: gangs and families


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Spanish term or phrase:"bandas" and "naciones" (Dominican Republic)
English translation:gangs and families
Entered by: bigedsenior
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06:08 Jul 3, 2007
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Spanish term or phrase: "bandas" and "naciones" (Dominican Republic)
The following is from a list of quantifiable results expected from a UN-sponsored cultural development program in the Dominican Republic. Quotation marks in the original. Would these be youth gangs, and if so what is the distinction?

No. de microempresas creadas y funcionando
• No. de mujeres que participan en las microempresas
• Campaña de medios diseñada e implementada
• Numero de jóvenes capacitados en las Escuelas de Arte Salud y Cultura y generando ingresos.
• Numero de escuelas modelo exportadas a otros barrios con condiciones socioeconómicas similares.
• Numero de encuentros entre diferentes “bandas” o “naciones”
• No. de redes articuladas y en funcionamiento para la promoción, mercadeo y comercialización de productos tradicionales.
Daniel Burns
Local time: 12:52
gangs and families
...like the mafia families...large groups of organizaed crime.

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gangs and nations

I found this on the internet. See the link below. Hope it helps

En la actualidad también están presentes diversos nombres asociados a las bandas según los estratos y lugares a que corresponden estas como son las naciones y las gangas. En el caso de las naciones hay elementos de estructuración interna que difieren de otros grupos como es su jerarquía interna.

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gangs and families

...like the mafia families...large groups of organizaed crime.


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