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Latin Eagles

The ALEN (Almighty Latin Eagles Nation) originated in the area of Halsted and Addison in Chicago in the 1960. Originally meant to be a Latino political organization, by the 1970s it had transformed into a criminal street gang.


Members of the Latin Eagles Nation identify themselves with the colors grey and black. They also use the symbols such as an eagle head or an eagle in flight. They also use the symbols for and are associated with the Folk Nation.


In 1960 two Latin American immigrants, "Pops" and "Cha-cha Jimenez" started a community organization in Chicago's north-west side for Hispanics who wanted to fight against "a corrupt system, racism, and segregation". This eventually became the Latin Eagles.