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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 colours 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 Hispanic immigrants had an idea. They were Pops and his brother Cha-cha Jimenez. They wanted to start a community organization in Chicago's north-west side for Hispanics who wanted to fight against "a corrupt system, racism, and segregation". And so, the Latin Eagles were created.