Hispanic gangs in LA

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East Los Angeles is a mainly Hispanic area. Hispanics or Latinos have their origins  in Spanish speaking countries in Central and South America. Hispanics in the USA are twice as likely to live in poverty as White Americans.

East LA has at least 800 Hispanic gangs with more than 100,000 members. The level of gang violence is extremely high. LA is known as the murder capital of the USA. Most murders are gang related.

The Hispanic gangs are split

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