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Understanding East Coast Mexican gangs, Part 1


Names/alliances of  U.S. Mexican gangs

La Gran Raza

  • The Mexican Boys
  • Crazy Homies
  • Chidos Picudos
  • Cachandos
  • Wild Chicanos
  • Santaneros
  • Santiago Muchacan
  • Reyes Locos
  • Cuatro in Quietos
  • Pitufos
  • La Mugre
  • Los Cholos
  • Palomos
  • Vente Seis
  • Los Primos
  • Necios
  • Sombras
  • La Raza

La Gran Familia (LGF)

  • Night and Day
  • La Hermandad De Pistoleros Latinos
  • Ninos Malos
  • Southside
  • Cacos
  • Border Brothers
  • Traviesos(NY)
  • 18 Street
  • Carnalitos
  • 13 Malditos
  • La Onda
  • Sureno Trece
  • LA 13
  • Brown Pride
  • Vagabondos
  • Compadres
  • La Tremendas
  • Escandolosos
  • Barrio Kings
  • La Cien
  • Gueristos
  • La Raza Mexicana

Unknown or no affiliation

  • Vatos Locos
  • Sons Of Mexico
  • El Escuadron
  • Tres Puntos
  • Traviesos (NJ)
  • 13 Locos
  • Los Toros
  • M-18 (Diez y Ocho) Vagos
  • Los Locos
  • Chacas
  • Chicano Nation
  • Rincoenas
  • Los Playeros
Part 1 of a 2-part series

Mexican gangs have been forming in the United States for as long as we have had Mexican immigrants. On the East Coast, however, Mexican gangs are virtually a recent phenomenon. In the past several years, East Coast cities have experienced an increase in the creation of gangs consisting of Mexican Nationals. These gangs are largely Border Brothers gangs.

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