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City gangs turning to machetes, police say

By Christine MacDonald
Globe Correspondent / August 16, 2004

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As a boy growing up in El Salvador, Somerville pastor Luis Morales said, he was never frightened when he saw peasant farmers with machetes hanging from their belts. For rural Salvadorans, the long knife is a basic and ubiquitous tool, as common as a Swiss Army knife is here. (Full Article: 898 Words)

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