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Henri Aguilar with his one-year old daughter Genesis in the yard of their home in Chamelecon, a poor neighborhood of San Pedro Sula, Honduras. This photo was captured May 2, 2007. On May 7, 2007, Aquilar was assassinated in his home by three masked men. A former member of the Mara Salvatrucha, a notorious street gang, Aguilar had left gang life behind, was married, working full time, and heavily involved in the local Catholic parish. Gangs have grown in recent years in Central America, and many young men get involved because they have few other options in the war-torn region. Once in a gang, however, it's very difficult to leave.