With a very long history of government corruption and violence it is no surprise that Honduras struggles to extract itself from generations of violence and crime. Having fled from civil wars countless Hondurans settled in the United States. Soon after many joined either the Mara Salvatrucha (MS13) or Calle 18 (M18) street gangs which originated on the streets of Los Angeles in the 1980s. In the 90s, the US government began deporting them back to their respective countries where these relocated 'Maras' have been running poverty-stricken Honduras into even deeper crisis. In order to survive one must adapt and if the only way to adapt is to join in then that is the way of the Honduran life. Many Women of Honduras often the victims of this life have mostly chosen to join in subjecting themselves to a tougher more frightening life in order to survive today's starvation and rape for tomorrows gunshot wound, prison sentence or death.