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17 May 2011

San Francisco Chronicle / AP

CARACAS, Venezuela - As a teenager, Wilmer Espinoza carried two handguns and belonged to a gang of hired killers. For as little as $700, they would stalk and slay people their clients wanted eliminated. Today, the 30-year-old carries only a worn Bible in his jacket pocket, and he has traded his band of assassins for another group: Christian rappers who preach for peace in some of Latin America's most violent slums. Espinoza and his rapper friends grew up in a country... (

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